Eldgjá - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in South Iceland

Eldgjá

Drive from hotel

2.5 hrs

Accessability

4×4 Car

Season

Summer

Eldgjá is a volcanic canyon in Iceland. Eldgjá and the nearby Laki craters are part of the same volcanic system as Katla volcano in the south of the country. Eldgjá means “fire canyon” in Icelandic. Situated between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, the canyon is at its greatest 270m deep and 600m wide. The Ófærufoss waterfall falls through the canyon. 

FAQ about Eldgjá

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Eldgjá is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, located in the south of Iceland between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur. 

Yes during summer months, but only in a 4×4 car and with proper equipment for driving in the highlands of Iceland. 

Yes it is part of the Katla volcanic system. 

Yes, there are approx. 30 active and extinct volcanoes in Iceland. Eighteen of them have erupted since Iceland was settled in 900 CE.

There are approximately 130 volcanoes in Iceland, 30 of them are active. 

Last eruption was in Bárðabunga, August 2014. 

Facts about Eldgjá

On our social media channels we frequently post tips, tricks & fun facts about Iceland with the hashtag #knowIceland.

Eldgjá volcanic canyon is  2.5 hrs. drive from Hotel Rangá.

It takes approximately 4 hrs. and 20 min to drive from Reykjavík to Eldgjá volcanic canyon. 

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