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Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
The National Park is fascinating because of its chaotic canyon and volcanic mountains. 8000 years ago, a volcano erupted directly underneath the river. This caused powerful explosions due to the combination of fire, gas and water. The mountains around the river were blown up and only ruins left of them, mixed with lava formations. That is what makes the park so distinctive.
The center of the park is Hjóđarklettar (rock of echoes). Rauđholar (red mountain) is the most beautiful mountain of the park because of its special colouring.
Another sight is the canyon of Ásbyrgi to the north of the park which is formed like a horseshoe.
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