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Beautiful falls

The hike (wide, gravel path) took us 30 minutes to get there. There are other hikes in the area... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Dallas, Texas
Beautiful Geology

Lac Polaire is a beautiful waterfall with amazing basalt formations. You hike an uphill trail from... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

The hike (wide, gravel path) took us 30 minutes to get there. There are other hikes in the area. Good 1-1.5 hour activity.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Lac Polaire is a beautiful waterfall with amazing basalt formations. You hike an uphill trail from the Vatnajokull visitor center. Great pictures

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Accessible from the Vatnajokull visitors centre (parking is about 700kr, pay inside the visitor centre) this is one of two trails which are open to everyone at any skill level. The trip to the waterfall is uphill and there is a secondary waterfall about half...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kathinated
Reviewed August 25, 2017

This is very average but if you have the time it is worth doing. The walk is very easy and you can see nice flowers on the way.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jen A
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We spent the night before in our car in the parking lot of Skaftafell so we had a chance to start early. If the sky is clear you have a lovely view of mountains and you pass another beautiful waterfall Hundafoss. At the end of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Great viewing platform to watch the falls upclose. Although it is roped off to get very close there were loads of tourists crossing ropes and going right up to falls making a good picture difficult at times. Hiked it wth a 3 year old in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank kingmodiddy
Reviewed April 4, 2017

I loved this waterfall more than any of the others I've seen in Iceland. It is not the biggest and is ore of walk up (allow an hour and a half for a round trip with a bit of time at the fall). The basalt...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Graham R
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is a beautiful park and an easy-moderate walk and climb along a route of apx. 2.5 kilometers. The beautiful Svartifoss awaits at the end of the route, and along the way, there are several other, smaller, waterfalls. The other part of the park leads...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank TheShis
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Take a short 40 min hike to the top of the mountain to view the falls surrounded by basalt columns. It is a great view made all the better by the hike up to it. The picture I attached is from the hiking trail to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank U N
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I think this is the same as Svartifoss. Nice hike but strainuous. Nice glacier view. Must see but be aware this wal is not easy.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Patricia R
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