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  • A colorful sea of trees in the Shelter of the Gods.
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Featured | @iuriebelegurschi
Location | Ásbyrgi Canyon, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?
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Viking settlers called this place Ásbyrgi, which translates to "Shelter of the Gods." The canyon is horseshoe-shaped, so Viking legend says Odin was riding his eight-legged flying horse, Sleipnir, across the skies over Iceland when the force of one hoof was powerful enough to punch a hole in the ground. Later myths also claimed that the canyon was the capital city of the huldufólk (elves) believed to cohabitate Iceland.

In reality, evidence suggests that the canyon was formed when ancient, sub-glacier volcanic activity triggered two massive floodings of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river. The floods reached speeds of 10300000 gallons (39,000 cubic meters) per second, carving out the rock. The first flooding occurred 8,000-10,000 years ago, and the second flooding occurred roughly 3,000 years ago. The canyon's walls can reach 330 ft (100 m) tall in some places, and shelters a woodland of birch and willow trees. Conifers such as larches and pines were introduced in the mid- to late-20th century, and are now home to diverse flora and fauna.
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#TOTEMMade #Asbyrgi #Iceland A colorful sea of trees in the Shelter of the Gods. ____________________ Featured | @iuriebelegurschi Location | Ásbyrgi Canyon, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland #wwtty | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ Viking settlers called this place Ásbyrgi, which translates to "Shelter of the Gods." The canyon is horseshoe-shaped, so Viking legend says Odin was riding his eight-legged flying horse, Sleipnir, across the skies over Iceland when the force of one hoof was powerful enough to punch a hole in the ground. Later myths also claimed that the canyon was the capital city of the huldufólk (elves) believed to cohabitate Iceland. In reality, evidence suggests that the canyon was formed when ancient, sub-glacier volcanic activity triggered two massive floodings of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river. The floods reached speeds of 10300000 gallons (39,000 cubic meters) per second, carving out the rock. The first flooding occurred 8,000-10,000 years ago, and the second flooding occurred roughly 3,000 years ago. The canyon's walls can reach 330 ft (100 m) tall in some places, and shelters a woodland of birch and willow trees. Conifers such as larches and pines were introduced in the mid- to late-20th century, and are now home to diverse flora and fauna. ____________________ #totemmade #asbyrgi #iceland
  • A colorful sea of trees in the Shelter of the Gods. ____________________ Featured | @iuriebelegurschi Location | Ásbyrgi Canyon, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland #wwtty | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ Viking settlers called this place Ásbyrgi, which translates to "Shelter of the Gods." The canyon is horseshoe-shaped, so Viking legend says Odin was riding his eight-legged flying horse, Sleipnir, across the skies over Iceland when the force of one hoof was powerful enough to punch a hole in the ground. Later myths also claimed that the canyon was the capital city of the huldufólk (elves) believed to cohabitate Iceland. In reality, evidence suggests that the canyon was formed when ancient, sub-glacier volcanic activity triggered two massive floodings of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river. The floods reached speeds of 10300000 gallons (39,000 cubic meters) per second, carving out the rock. The first flooding occurred 8,000-10,000 years ago, and the second flooding occurred roughly 3,000 years ago. The canyon's walls can reach 330 ft (100 m) tall in some places, and shelters a woodland of birch and willow trees. Conifers such as larches and pines were introduced in the mid- to late-20th century, and are now home to diverse flora and fauna. ____________________ #totemmade #asbyrgi #iceland
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