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All reviews parking lot nice hike car park basalt columns long hike steep climb km walk parking area nice view enjoy the view well worth the effort half way red clay beautiful fall en route beautiful vistas falling water
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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
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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
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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
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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
Thank 197zubairs
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Hengifoss is one of Iceland's largest waterfalls at 118 metres high. Yes, the hike to the final viewpoint is a bit of a challenge but we're both senior citizens and enjoyed the majestic viewpoints enroute. The power and majesty of nature were apparent all along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The climb from the parking lot is a steady and steep one. We were fortunate to go so on a sunny day but even so, past the last viewpoint the trail gets very muddy and slippery. The views up the canyon into the falls are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

These falls were beautiful but expect a 2 mile hike straight up. Stairs, slopes, mud, gravel it's all included and you will see it all. The hike was challenging. The falls were beautiful. But expect to have to work for the view!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kerry B
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Great 2 hours! If you want to hike all the way to bottom of the falls it’s a challenge! Otherwise there are several lookouts and you can turn around anytime. Enjoy!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We walked there in July, it starts pretty steep in the beginning but gets easier very soon. They have made the tracks up to Hengifoss much better to walk on than it was plus several places you can sit and catch your breath and enjoy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elis P
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I traveled to Iceland with my wife during June 2018. We drove clockwise on the ring road. We stopped at Hengifoss. There is a car park at the bottom and then a walk uphill to the top falls. Along the way there are other falls...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
May 18, 2017|
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.
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.