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Kind Adventure

We are a small, family run locally based adventure tour company. As well as offering all sorts of adventures into the surrounding nature of this part of Iceland, we also specialize in mountain biking and fat biking.

Located in the mountain biking paradise area of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, South-East Iceland, we have a large selection of trails in our backyard.

Our ambition is to offer a unique variety of tours, in several modes of transport, and to provide you with an adventure you won´t forget! Added to this, we aim to impart as much knowledge and appreciation of this area of South Iceland as we can. We wish to give depth in all aspects of our tour provision, environmental and cultural.

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Kind Adventure


Mörtunga 2

GPS Points N63° 47' 20.499" W18° 3' 0.869"

+354 692-6131

Opening period All year
Service Caveing Open year round Bike rental

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Klausturhof Guesthouse
  • Klausturvegur 1-5
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 567-7600
Guesthouse at Seglbudir Landbrot
  • Seglbúðum
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 697-6106
Eldhraun Holiday Home
  • Syðri-Steinsmýri
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 694-1259, 858-7657
Kirkjubær Camping Ground
  • Kirkjubær 2
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 894-4495
Hörgsland Travel Service
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Hörgsland I
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 487-6655, 894-9249
Arnardrangur Guesthouse
  • Arnardrangur
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 620-5006
Kleifar-Mörk Camping Ground
  • Við Geirlandsveg
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 487-4675, 861-7546
Dalshöfði - Guesthouse
  • Dalshöfði
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 487-4781, 861-4781
16.66 km

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. The canyon has sheer walls, and is somewhat serpentine and narrow. The bedrock in Fjaðrárgljúfur is mostly palagonite from cold periods of the Ice Age and is thought to be about two million years old. The river Fjaðrá has its source in the mountain Geirlandshraun and falls off the heath edge in this stunning canyon until it makes it down into Skaftá river. Fjaðrá has changed a lot in the course of time. Today Fjaðrá is often rather low in water and therefore hikers can safely choose to walk inside the canyon. However, wading is necessary fairly often. Deep in the canyon there are waterfalls so one needs to walk the same way back. Most people choose to walk along a walking path up on the canyon's edge while simultaneously enjoying the view above the canyon.

Formation of the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon

It is believed that Fjaðrárgljúfur formed at the end of the last Ice Age, about nine thousand years ago. When the glacier retreated, a lake formed in the valley behind a hard resistant rock. The run-off from the lake flowed to where Fjaðrárgljúfur is today. Glacial rivers from the glacier's edge carried a lot of sediment into the lake and the river which ran from it dug itself down into the rock and down onto the palagonite in front of it. Because the cascade has been so large, it was powerful in digging out the canyon. Eventually the lake filled with sediments and the river's strength dwindled. When the lake filled up completely, the river began to dig itself into the sediment layers which it had previously left in the valley. Fluvial terraces on both sides in the valley give an indication about the original height and location of the lake while a deep channel in the palagonite serves as a silent reminder to the power of nature.

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13.79 km
Dverghamrar / Dwarf Rocks

Dverghamrar (Dwarf Rocks), just east of Foss, are peculiar and beautiful formations of columnar basalt. On top of the columns there is cube-jointed basalt. The landscape is thought to have been moulded at the end of the Ice Age. The sea level was higher at that time and it is believed that the waves caused the peculiar look of the rocks. Dverghamrar are a protected natural monument. Columnar basalt is formed when lava flow gets cooled and contraction forces build up. Cracks then form horizontally and the extensive fracture network that develops results in the six sided formation of the columns.

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn