Gjáin, The Gorge in Thjorsardalur - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in Iceland

Gjáin, The Gorge in Thjorsardalur

Drive from hotel

1.5 hrs

Accessability

4×4 Car

Season

Summer

This beautiful natural phenomenum and oasis at the edge of the central highlands should not be passed by, if you are travelling in the Þjórsár Valley. The Red River (Rauðá) cascades into and through this gorge and the surroundings are amply vegetated. River Þjórsá ran through before a dike was built between the mountains Sandafell and Skeljafell to redirect it. 

Facts about Gjáin, The Gorge in Þjórsárdalur

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Gjáin is one of Icelands hidden pearls, a canyon at the edge of Thjorsardalur Valley. The scenery at Gjáin is breathtaking, waterfalls, ponds, caves and volcanic structures. 

Yes you can in the summer time, we do recommend a 4×4 car. Please check with reception the condition of the road before leaving. 

Distances to Gjáin, The Gorge in Þjórsárdalur

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It takes approximately one and a half hr drive to get to Gjáin from Hotel Rangá.  4×4 cars are recommended. 

It takes approximately two hrs. to drive from Reykjavík to Gjáin. 4×4 cars are recommended. 

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