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All reviews parking lot nice hike car park basalt columns long hike steep climb km walk parking area enjoy the view spectacular views well worth the effort half way red clay beautiful fall en route falling water small stream
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even in May buses stop here to explore Hengifoss (upper) and Litlanesfoss (lower waterfall). It was a bit crowded when we arrived but people usually only climb up to the lower waterfall. Very nice scenery. In May the last part of the path is closed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ch1nal1na
Reviewed April 7, 2019

How to get there? The parking lot is at the side of the Route 933, you do not need to pass any fences, if you are coming from 931, just cross the small bridge and you will see it. If you are coming from Egilsstaðir...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The falls are something to see.Nice to see nature at its best in an unspoiled setting. Iceland is a great place to see nature...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This waterfall is not one of Icelands most impressive, despite being its third highest, but taken together with the sometimes steep 2.5 km walk from the car park to its foot, and the delightful views and many additional smaller waterfalls beside the path, a visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TonySwiss
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We hiked up to Hengifoss at the very end of the day, and found it worth it. It is a pretty waterfall and, at least in September as the sun was setting, not very busy. The hike to the falls is a little challenging but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank patn03
Reviewed October 15, 2018

probably the best waterfall in the whole area; the hike is also nice, but if you do it in the winter, like we did, watch out as it can be pretty slippery

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ivaylo D
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The hike to get to Hengifoss takes about 30-45 minutes one way depending on how many stops you take to get pictures of the other falls and the lake along the way! The hike is moderate, fairly steep with muddy parts and a stream crossing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tmj238
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

While tall, this waterfall isn't particularly picturesque. There are prettier waterfalls along the roads in Iceland. Be prepared for a very muddy trail in parts, and a small stream crossing. I have no objection to strenuous exercise, but this view wasn't worth the hike. Convenient...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aruar
Reviewed October 8, 2018

A gradual climb to reach the fall. Along the ways, there are more waterfalls and view point areas to stop and take pictures. A place to visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3yj
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The Hike is moderate and steep. About 30 mins each way. But you see the waterfall all the way up from the bottom. Not as busy as all the others so that was good and the power next to the fall is incredible.

Date of experience: October 2018
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mclbteitelbaum
December 30, 2017|
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Response from BorisBru | 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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Response from peter2780 | 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
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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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