Nauthúsagil Canyon - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel Iceland


Nauthúsagil Canyon

Drive from hotel

30 min





Nauthúsagil Canyon is surrounded by towering cliffs that rise dramatically on either side of a narrow ravine. These cliffs were carved by centuries of water erosion, and they provide an almost cathedral-like atmosphere for visitors who venture into the canyon.

Hiking through Nauthúsagil canyon is a memorable experience, as its offers the chance to meander along the stream that flows through the canyon. At the end of the hike you will find a beautiful waterfall tucked away within the canyon.

We advise wearing waterproof footwear and a rain jacket on your visit. It is also important to note that during the winter months, the canyon may be closed due to icy and snowy conditions.

FAQ about Nauthúsagil Canyon


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Nauthúsagil is situated in south Iceland. To visit the canyon, you will drive past Seljalandsfoss waterfall into Þórsmörk Valley. After passing Seljalandsfoss, you will drive for about 15 minutes until you reach a sign for the canyon.

The best time to visit is during the summer months when the weather is milder. During the winter, you first need to check if the canyon is accessible. Sometimes, snow and ice make it difficult to visit the canyon. Feel free to check with the Hotel Rangá reception before you start your journey to the canyon. 

No, Nauthúsagil  is a natural site without entrance fees. 

In the canyon, you can expect to see towering cliffs, lush vegetation and a small waterfall. It is perfect spot for hiking and photography. 

Yes, guided tours are available through local tour operators. If you are staying at Hotel Rangá, we can help you organize a guided tour. Simply contact the Hotel Rangá reception to book your tour of Nauthúsagil.

Distances: Nauthúsagil Canyon

It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to the canyon.

It takes approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to the the canyon. 

It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from the DC3 plane wreck to the canyon.

It takes 5 minutes to drive from the Glacier Lagoon to the Diamond Beach. 

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