comprises two hyaloclastite mountains on the eastern
side of River Jokulsa a Dal, the higher one 835 meters above mean sea
level. The main canyon of Hafrahvammar is 5 km long, but the total length
between The Desja River and The Trollagil Gorge is about 10 km. Its
greatest depth is about 200 meters.
Approximately half of it is called Dimmugljufur
(The Dark Canyon).
There it is, very narrow and
spectacular, probably the wildest one of the country.
Plans have been made to harness the river there for electrical production.
A 4wd track takes you there from the farm Bru and then further south to
the junction further west near the eastern bridge across The Kreppa River
and directly west to a more northerly junction of the same route between
the main road and the Kverkfjoll area.
67 km <Karahnjukar>
Bru 33 km,
Itinerary Suggestion for a 1 day tour from Egilsstadir
A round trip, preferably by a 4wd vehicle, from Egilsstadir
through Valley Jokuldalur to Farm Bru via Valley Hrafnkelsdalur to the
Karahnjukar power plant project and a detour to Mt Snaefell before
continuing to the main Fljotsheidi road to the project's Visitor's
Centre, Valthjofsstadur Church, the Cultural Centre Skriduklaustur,
and through the county's largest forest Hallormsstadur back to
Another alternative from Farm Bru would be to continue to Valleys
Bruardalir, especially Valley Laugarvalladalur to a refreshing natural
bathing pool before continuing to the bridge of River Jokulsa to enter
the Power plant project and then enter the latter part of the above
For information on road conditions, see
www.road.is or call
the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777