Urridafoss Waterfall
Urridafoss Waterfall
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Surf_Pacha
Tiverton, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Located between Selfoss and Hella a short drive off the ring road. Found these falls by chance and proved a good choice for a short break. The car parking area is on the left after descending a steep hill and is free. Enough room for 20 - 30 cars but other than a couple of picnic tables there are no facilities. The viewing area overlooks the falls with a trail leading off downstream for a few hundred metres to give alternative views. We visited during a cold spell with the main falls frozen resulting in some incredible ice formations. This is well worth a visit to break up a journey east. You could view the area in about half hour.
Written April 13, 2020
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Owen Thesaints
Kent727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We knew that this waterfall was supposed to be just off the main road. Unfortunately we managed to sail by the entrance to the parking area, continuing almost 10 km along an unpaved road. Using google maps we realised our mistake and turned round, retracing our journey. The waterfall was a spectacular sight - the most voluminous in Iceland. There was a short paved trail to walk along to get different perspectives of the waterfall with anglers trying to catch fish along the rocky shore. There was one picnic bench which was very useful for our morning refreshments with the fantastic view. If you wish to visit these falls and want to avoid our mistake, note that the car park is about 2 km after you leave the ring road. Where the tarmac ends, the car park is to your left. You can’t miss it!
Written June 14, 2022
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Chris L
Northampton, UK415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was a random addition to itinerary and I’ve got to say I preferred this to Gulfoss which is the more famous waterfall.

New car park and boardwalk and only a couple of other people when we arrived about 5PM so better for couples - romantic sight.

Need to see soon as tall of installing a hydro plant soon 😞
Written February 26, 2023
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J R M
Vaughan, Canada379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Good 1st stop on a Ring Road tour. Easy to access. Requires no more than 15-30 minutes. Exciting to see as a 1st waterfall, but may be underwhelming compared to others you will see on the Ring Road. Make it a quick photo opp. Few people there adds to the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Written September 6, 2021
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marts03
Poughkeepsie, NY95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Less than a 5 minute drive from Ring Road / Route 1, this large, voluminous, fast moving waterfall is very impressive, especially in winter with the ice. Well worth the short detour to spend maybe 10 - 15 minutes walking around. Note - there are no facilities at the parking lot.
Written March 11, 2022
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LesleyYang
New York City, NY201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I am driving from blue lagoon area to vik and it’s a good pit stop to merely stretch the leg and it’s a free and beautiful somehow not that popular waterfall. For this I gave five stars! So I spent like 15 mins to snap a couple pictures and walk around. I like the area
Written September 8, 2022
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EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Among our favorite waterfalls for several reasons. We went somewhat early (before 9) and had the place to ourselves. We liked its easy accessibility, great views, and that we were off the beaten path. The falls are huge but less dramatic than others. Perhaps that’s why we got to enjoy this solitary interlude.
Written May 20, 2023
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Jake23
New Jersey6,839 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
This was a very nice waterfall, but in all honesty it does not compare to some of the others we have seen in Iceland. Worth a stop to take some pictures, but overall it does not compare!
Written April 4, 2016
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klgmd
Nashville105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Stopped here twice on a recent visit. The turnoff is about halfway between Selfoss and Hella. There is a sign but it is small. A short drive up a gravel road- stay to the left, don't go to the farm but keep going, you will see it around the corner. There is a little parking area and an easy walking path that leads along the riverbank so you can view the waterfall from a couple of angles. Also a few picnic tables.

This is really multiple cascades, joining and separating in the mesmerizing and powerful flow of the Thorsa River. Not a very tall waterfall, but it makes up for it in width and multiplicity. Worth the brief detour.
Written August 16, 2015
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Alex major
Scunthorpe, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
A very wide and beautiful waterfall with not too many people there but you will need a 4x4 to get to it as the last road before you get to it, is a community of unforgiving pot holes all over the road.
Written August 20, 2020
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