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Hengifoss Waterfall

Fljotsdalur | Egilsstaður, Hallormsstadur, Egilsstadir 700, Iceland
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So nice here! I loved the view and the people on the trail were great. There were super cute sheep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DerpyMemes
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Chicago, Illinois
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Steep walk, rewarding view, bit of a waste problem

I'm conflicted about this review. The waterfall is amazing, as is the view back into the valley... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ShawnaMcKinley
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“nice hike” (10 reviews)
“car park” (7 reviews)
“basalt columns” (10 reviews)
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Fljotsdalur | Egilsstaður, Hallormsstadur, Egilsstadir 700, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nice here! I loved the view and the people on the trail were great. There were super cute sheep and lamb wandering around freely!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm conflicted about this review. The waterfall is amazing, as is the view back into the valley from the top. Nothing short of spectacular. Well worth the stop if you can find parking (difficult in the busy season) and manage the steep climb (about 30-40...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The path to this waterfall is steep, right out of the parking lot. Younger hikers would probably not think as much about it, but at age 70, it got my attention. The falls are beautiful along the way to Hengifoss, the main attraction. The last...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked many waterfalls while visiting Iceland, but this was probably second favorite. We were there on a beautiful (rare) blue sky day and hiked up to hengifoss. Such a scenic trail, a tad bit steep at the beginning but worth the climb.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The hike to Hengifoss isn't hard, just take you're time up the mountain and you'll be rewarded with a spectacular waterfall. There weren't too many people on the trail mid-July which was nice. I think being off the main tourist ring route it eased up...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Hengifoss waterfall lies at the side of gravel road 931. It is an impressive stepped waterfall and you can take a steep 2 km hike up to the top. My husband and I returned after the first viewpoint, because it started to rain and the...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Hengifoss waterfall is at the east of Iceland. We need to park at the road side car park and walk for 2km to reach the waterfall. The climb is not steep, and as we walk further away from the roadside, and every look back gives...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Beautiful place in a beautiful country. The scale and abundance of waterfalls and beautiful vistas in this country is amazing.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This is on your way east from Egilsstadir and is a great place to stop. For whatever reason it is not very touristy/busy. The hike is long and steep at times. However, the views are great as you get to see the surrounding areas. As...More

Thank Anish S
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

The second highest waterfall in Iceland Very nice hike. Beautiful landscape. Moderate hike. A must see

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mclbteitelbaum
December 30, 2017|
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Response from BorisB3 | Reviewed this property |
With Iceland’s Weather it’s never predictable. From our experience, you need to take time and spend there at least couple of hours, the weather might change any moment and you need to have your camera ready. We were first... More
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Mabelfamilybe
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
The nearest road is bitumen, so yes, you will be able to get there in a 2WD. From the parking area to the waterfall is a 45 minute walk, up hill.
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Helman05
December 7, 2016|
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Response from unicoryn | Reviewed this property |
Locals recommend tourists not driving in winter/ dark months. I'm not sure regarding what the weather conditions will be in march. We visited in July.
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