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Valagil Waterfall

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Valagil Waterfall

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Paul and Kim A wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada200 contributions62 helpful votes
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We were just driving along. We saw the “hiking” tourist symbol and decided to stop. That brought us to one of our favourite hikes in Iceland. It was long enough to make you feel you had done something but not so long you were exhausted. It led to a waterfall that you didn’t see coming. There was a metal box with a guest book to sign. There was the chance to be stupid and go off trail; and there was the chance to realize it and back out. Well worth the stop if you have waterproof hiking boots and an adventurous spirit!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Shatiel wrote a review May 2019
Belfast, United Kingdom747 contributions224 helpful votes
This is a short 4km roundtrip on a marked trail (very unusual for Westfjords were you'll have trouble finding any proper trail). The valley is beatiful and waterfall nice and the walk itself pleasant.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Stef4115 wrote a review Sep 2018
Annandale, Virginia1,305 contributions193 helpful votes
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I knew of the hike to Valagil, but had no idea when we pulled in the parking area, that we would be facing a valley with at least a dozen waterfalls.. some VERY large. At the end of the valley is an absolute huge waterfall, way up with mountain side, and no real way to get to it. There are a number of other smaller falls, equally difficult to get to. Valagil is not even visible until you’re just about on it, but is well worth the short hike in. There is a dirt sort of car trail to follow, however, it appears and disappears at certain points. It goes through some pretty muddy and marshy areas, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get your boots muddy and wet, as well as the bottom of your pants. The walk, however, is pretty easy. You can see the crevice in the side of the mountain from the car park, so you know where the falls will be. When you get to it, there is a bridge across the river, so you can get the best view. The falls rages into the gorge and is quite spectacular. Wear good hiking boots, and rain pants if it’s raining. The hike is easy and well worth the stop.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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NekoCat wrote a review Sep 2017
Franklin, Massachusetts555 contributions340 helpful votes
From the parking lot follow the “marked” trail (occasional stick or cairn). The path is fairly easy to follow and in parts was a bit muddy. We lost the trail once and wandered into the tall grass, but just back-tracked. There was a waterfall in the distance that we thought was our destination, but as we continued and the trail curved, we saw the main falls which were closer than expected. This is an easy flat hike with stunning views all around and rewarded at the end with canyon-like falls and raging waters. We saw one fly fisherman and some sheep, otherwise had the place to ourselves. This may not be as dramatic as other falls, but will get you away from the crowds.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Louise2900 wrote a review Aug 2017
Baltimore, Maryland90 contributions30 helpful votes
Ditto to the other reviews regarding following the stick marked path, staying out of the marshes, and wearing hiking boots. I followed a path through the marshes going (which took longer to pick my way through the rivulets and wet areas) and took the blue stick path back which was so much easier. You can hear the roar of the waterfall as you approach, but can't see it totally till the last minute, after crossing the bridge, which is desperately in need of repair. I saw wood planks lying nearby, so hopefully it will happen soon. And hopefully when the repairs are done, the path immediately on either side of the bridge will be improved to be a little less death defying. All that said, the long tall waterfall is quite amazing, and only a short 2 kilometers from the main road.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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