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Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall, loved and celebrated by the locals, and almost empty all the time. Just off the main road from Reykjavík to Geysir, so well worth a stop. A good place to have a midday picnic and a drink.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this waterfall, as it was less crowded. There is one upper viewing platform and there is also a parking place few meters down. We parked our car there, and walked to the waterfall. We could go very close to it. It was...More

Thank Arnab R
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the Golden Circle tour, we stopped at Faxi Waterfall. It is a nice waterfall with a grand view of the Icelandic landscape from the top level. The waterfall looks smaller in photos that it is in person. If traveling along the Golden...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This will not compare to Gullfoss in size, but it is worth visiting. There is a neat fish ladder next to the falls for the salmon. There was just a certain charm to this area. Maybe it was because it wasn't too crowded. It is...More

Thank BaileyL99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small waterfall, very modest by Icelandic standards, the most interesting thing is the salmon ladder to the side to aid the fish returning to breed.

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Faxi is a beautiful waterfall in the Tungufljot river, right by the road (Route 35), not to be seen from there, though. Most travellers take this road when in Iceland because is leads to the hot spring area at Geysir and to Gullfoss, the Golden...More

Thank Gréta I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here to take a look since it's so close to the road. Stunning waterfall that you can walk up to the top of and take a look around. Worth a stop for some beautiful pics!!

Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just made a short stop during a day trip. There is a great wood walkway and good viewing for picture taking. The waterfall was nice.... and one thing special is to the left side of the waterfall, the have built a fish ladder..... so...More

1  Thank johncrnkovic
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Compared to other waterfalls, especially on the southern tour, this pales in comparison, but worth the stop.

Thank scvrose
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This waterfall was right by our rental house, so we stopped by. There was plenty of free parking and there's a restaurant looking right over the falls, although we did not stop there. The falls are pretty. Smaller and less stunning than a lot of...More

1  Thank ellenmac
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