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mastaple
Limerick, Ireland193 contributions
Jun 2022
easy to get your first view of this tall waterfall. a fine mist in the air has an incredible rainbow. there is a short hike down to the base of the falls, although fairly steep over a short distance and you'll need to climb over a fence where a ladder is placed. we went in early June and there was a section of snow we had to cross on the hike down. the road out to Haifoss is rocky and fairly unkept and low clearance vehicles should stay away
Written June 20, 2022
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lovetotravel560
Arnold, MD776 contributions
Sep 2022
We drove 1800 miles in Iceland over 2 weeks and saw all the major sights and this is one of my very favorite. This is a series of several waterfalls that plunge into a canyon. You can see them from the top of rim. We hiked down to the bottom and had a fabulous view from down there. I highly recommend!!!!! Fortunately, Google maps alerted us to the turn off as it is not marked from the paved road. The road is a gravel road off the main road. Fortunately, it is not too long of a drive on the gravel road.
Written September 11, 2022
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Alden L
4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Drove up to Háifoss on our 2wd campervan and made it in one piece. You just need to drive slow and avoid potholes so take your time and you will make it there with no issues.

Parking is on the left side and you need to walk a little bit up to the edge of a cliff to view both waterfalls and the view of the canyon.

No crowds which made it even more awesome!
Written August 29, 2018
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Michael H
Middleton, WI443 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This is a fantastic waterfall. It's well worth the visit. We got there early and there was a beautiful rainbow at the bottom of the waterfall. It was stunning. One of the best waterfalls in all of Iceland. Do yourself a favor and go to this.

I have to say something about the drive there. I read the earlier reviews on here and we were worried about the road. Some of the reviews were pretty strong on how difficult the road is/was. I have to disagree. The road should not scare you off. It's 6.5km of slow driving. It took about 20 minutes. It's a normal rough off road in Iceland. We drove on many roads like this all over Iceland on our trip around the country. It has many rocks and there are pot holes, some large. But that is pretty normal for Iceland. Our Kia handled it with ease. No problems at all. Go slow. Take 20 minutes and you'll be rewarded with an amazing waterfall. No reason to be scared off by the road. Go!

One other note. It was very windy up there so be careful opening car doors. No joke.

We did notice another couple that was there at the car park and they took some photos as soon as they saw the waterfall and left. They missed out completely on the rainbow and the full view of the falls. Make sure you hike to the end of the trail (it's a short 5-10 minute walk down hill). That is where you get the full view of the falls and, if you're lucky, the rainbow.
Written July 28, 2017
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The-Skylark
London, UK121 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you've had to share the view of Gullfoss with 10,000 other tourists, Haifoss makes for a great day out. It's totally remote and the waterfall itself is stunning. Really really beautiful, As we found out, you can't drive there in a normal family car, so we parked at the nearby Holaskogur camping hut/cottage. Before setting out on the hike, we had a cup of coffee and a chat with the lovely warden at Holaskogur who gave us lots of helpful advice and was one of the most welcoming and warm people you could meet as a tourist. The hike from there was very easy but took about 50 minutes. It was totally worth it though but be aware that there is no shelter and no ways to get provisions on the way so bring water and something rainproof...
Written July 21, 2015
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kris d
Hasselt, Belgium16 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
This is indeed one of the nicest waterfalls in Iceland. In the afternoon the waterfall gets sunlight but this makes it hard to take pictures off the canyon that is also very nice.
The road to it is maybe not easy to spot. Driving on the 32 from Reykjavik a few km BEFORE the hydro station and bridge there is a small sign (also same road to Guesthouse Hólaskógur) and you need to leave the 32. So if you cross the long bridge over the river or go on the 26 you are too far. We also had to help some people to find the road. The road is for 4x4 but it is just bumpy no river crossings and grip is good.
It is not so far from F208 entry to Landmannalaugar so if you stay in the neighborhood for a hike in Landmannalaugar it is nice to spend some time.
Written September 21, 2014
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Jesse D
2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
The waterfall and surrounding scenery is beautiful, but the 4-5 mile road leading up to it is in rough shape. Admittedly I did it with a 2WD car. It’s doable but you have to drive pretty carefully to avoid the rocks and not sink into the giant potholes. This was not your average rough Iceland road, this one stood out as being really bad and I drove the same car all around the country on plenty of bad roads. A 4WD vehicle certainly would have helped. But I got there in VW car. It’s off the beaten path and was very windy but quite lovely. Be careful around the ledges too when trying to view. But again, be prepared for the road going to it.
Written October 6, 2018
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rometrips
154 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
This one is hard to reach. 8km on a sometimes very difficult road. Prepare to be shaken! If you take your time you should get there. The road becomes very rough about half way where the white barn and brown house are. The view on the valley is tremendous. Two waterfalls thundering down in stages. The view downstream is great too. I think it is possible to hike to the bottom of the fall but did not discover the path. No facilities there. No railing too so be careful standing on the cliffs!
Written July 28, 2018
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seeds33
Paris, France7 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Although most people go there with 4x4 cars, we hiked from Stang farm. It's doable for average hikers. My two daughters (17 and 20) and I did it in 4 hours (round trip). The path is correct and the landscape is changing and awesome. The overall distance is 8 km and there are plastic poles along the path (orange, numbered from 1 to 135). Reaching the waterfall after two-hours walk is wonderful. I would definitely recommend it.
Written August 31, 2017
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Keith P
Vero Beach, FL218 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Iceland is busy in the summer. Many places we went had multiple tour busses and lots of cars, but this beautiful double waterfall was nearly empty all day. It is spectacular. Some helpful hints:

You must have a four wheel drive or you will be hiking for a while to get to it. We rented a Darcia Duster and it was more than sufficient.

There is a hostel where the road to the waterfall starts. Bathrooms cost 200 isk ($1.50ish). There is no bathroom at the falls. They also have great coffee at the hostel, showers and camping.

You can drive all the way to the falls. Some people park much further away because they don't have 4x4s or they don't realize you can drive further.

There is one picnic table at the falls. Great place for a picnic.

Most people walk left down the hill and get great shots with both waterfalls and then go home. You can also walk to the right up hill and get some magnificent views of the valley.

Like most of Iceland - there are no guard rails.

A helicopter tour came while we were there. The pilot was excellent. That might be a fun way to see it also.

There is another waterfall about 15 min down another 4 wheel drive only road from the hostel. It is called - Gjáin. It was awesome too but more populated. Still worth the trip.

Written August 14, 2016
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