This fantastic and enormous horseshoe-shaped gorge lies to the north of Husavik. Surprisingly, there isn’t a river there, although the geological explanation is that volcanic activity under the Vatnajökull glacier once produced a cataclysmic flood and a river that formed the gorge.
But this is Iceland! The much more exciting explanation is that Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse was responsible. This mighty beast galloped across the skies and must have let one hoof touch down on the land, leaving a massive print which we see today at Ásbyrgi.