is a part of the Jokulsargljufur National Park and there is the Visitor Center "Gljufrastofa ". The Visitor Center is open from 1st of May to September 30th.
Asbyrgi can certainly be counted as one of nature’s wonders. This wonder of nature is 3½ km long canyon with up to 100 m high walls occupied by fulmars during the breeding season. Asbyrgi is the northernmost section of the National Park Jokulsargljufurcanyon. Asbyrgi lies in the north of Iceland.The distance from the capital is about 545 km and 65 km from Husavik, the whale watching capital of Europe. During the summer a road lies almost all the way to its bottom, where it is nice to walk about and enjoy the surroundings. The enormous, horseshoe-shaped depression measures approximately 3.5 km in length and 1.1 km across. For more than half of its length, the canyon is divided through the middle by a distinctive rock formation 25 meters high called Eyjan ("the Island"), from which hikers may enjoy spectacular views. The canyon's steep sides are formed by cliffs up to 100 meters in height. Down in the canyon, visitors walk through a woodland of birch and willow. Between 1947 and 1977, a number of foreign tree species were introduced, including fir, larch and pine. A small lake called Botnstjorn is home to a variety of waterfowl species. The well vegetated area between the canyon walls is a very popular recreational area, especially among families, and local festivals are celebrated there. Here in Asbyrgi is the Information Center for the National Park. To the Park we must take Road F862 on the west bank of the river, which gives access to all the attractions. The easterly road (F862) is longer, just as rough, and is used by buses, and only gives access to Forvod and Dettifoss. But there are no views at all from the F862 itself; you have to take the rough, hilly detours to Hljodaklettar, Vesturdalur, Holmatungur and Dettifoss to see the sights