Kirkjufellsfoss
Kirkjufellsfoss
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  • Eric
    Dayton, Ohio71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very picture-esqe, Game of Thrones must see
    There isn't must to the hike, so this is relatively quick park ad walk up to. The view is spectacular and the pictures are some of our favorites. The waterfall in the foreground of the mountain is peaceful. Certainly would recommend this pitstop. Google did get a little confused as we tried to find it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 4, 2023
  • ShuL-0831123
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just stunning!
    One of the many beautiful waterfalls of Iceland. This was one of the stops during our tour. The view was just stunning! Definitely think it’s a must see but probably not one where you’ll need a lot of time.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • smokybear2018
    Greenville, South Carolina24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The icon of Iceland
    It’s a must-see iconic location in whole Iceland. Those who are complaining about the size of the falls or the viewing angle of the mountain from the main viewpoint compared to others in Iceland totally missed the point that it’s the unique combination of a symmetrical arrowhead mountain in the backdrop with cascading waterfalls in front makes this iconic location perhaps the most photogenic spot in a country bathed in beauty. So if you are visiting the third most expensive country in the world, don’t skip this spot just because it costs $5 to park for 24 hours and others are there to soak in the gorgeous view. If you want a smaller crowd and the best view under the best light, go there around sunrise or sunset and watch the clouds and fogs painted in golden hour light dance around the majestic peak. Beside the obvious view of the falls with the mountain backdrop, there is also a beautiful lake/lagoon where you can find amazing reflection of the mountain on a calm day. If you have decided to skip all these majestic views just because the parking costs $5 or the view may not be as heavenly in the middle of a overcast or totally cloudless day or when the mountain is totally hidden behind heavy fog, which happens frequently, you won’t know what you have just missed. No trip to Iceland is complete without a pilgrimage to iconic Kirkjufell.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • HROxon
    Oxford, United Kingdom877 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot
    There is a nearby car park (fee by credit card) and short walk. Lots of spots for photos - and other people doing the same thing. Lower and upper falls - with concrete bridge walkway at top! A picturesque stop off.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • EmeraldDiva
    3,668 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss
    How is it that each waterfall seems prettier than the last? This one is lovely and can be reached from either side with just a short walk. You can get very close and although not all that big it is charming. The majestic Kirkjufell mountain is just across the road so the setting is simply stunning. In August the waterfall contrasted beautifully with the soft green of Kirkjufell. This is a lovely spot to spend some time, maybe enjoy a picnic.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 1, 2023
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Peter T
Stuttgart, Germany53 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The scenic combination of the waterfall and the mountain is certainly unique in Iceland. But it is one of the ever more places that pay for their easy accessibility: spacious, well paved, outrageously expensive parking lot, crowds of tourists in bathing slippers, crowds of photographers all taking the same pictures, all leaving after 10 minutes.
Perhaps the vibes are different if you visit the place during quieter hours, but during the daytime it is just depressing.
Written August 15, 2022
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GRZ
Chicago, IL11,226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I was very excited for the Kirkjufell Mountain but of course I didn't account for the bad weather... yet at the end of the day it was a very pleasant stop and one everyone should make on their trip through the Snaefellsjökull peninsula! We didn't go "across the street" to hike up the mountain so I can't tell how that goes but the waterfall visit was pretty pleasant, despite the bad weather, and the background of the mountain is one of the very unique opportunities in Iceland - that mountain, despite "just being" a mountain has something magical about it!

The parking here serves both locations - the waterfall and the mountain, whichever hike you are undertaking/locations visiting you end up parking at the same lot and you need to pay - the camera recognizes your car's license plate and measures how much time you spent in the park... it's just couple dollars for the stay by default picks up 24h departure time so you have a tone of time :)

TIP: despite paid parking lot there are not restrooms here, just a very convenient parking to explore both nearby attractions
Written August 10, 2022
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HydeSeek
Macclesfield, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Iconic view of Iceland and a must-see. This was my 3rd visit there but was shocked to see that they have installed number plate recognition cameras and now make you pay to park. There were three car parks for this attraction and the cameras are fitted to the main one. They have now place large boulders blocking off access to the overflow car park opposite to force you pay to park in the main one. At the time of my visit there was still the third tiny car park just along the road towards Olafsvik but there were men working who looked to be in the process of fencing this off too. Given the amount of revenue generated by tourists staying in the area this is not necessary and left me with a a bitter feeling. It does have to be seen if you have not been there before.
Written September 20, 2022
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RaczDavidBarbi
Debrecen, Hungary82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The waterfall and the Kirkjufell mountain in the background offer a beautiful view. The parking lot is paid and the path next to the waterfall is a bit narrow for so many people. But despite of these, it's definitely worth a look.
Written September 27, 2022
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AndreaGambadoro
London, UK472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Really nice hostel positioned a few kilometres away from Vik. The staff is very nice and there is a great vibe and atmosphere. The dormitories have 6 beds each. Each bed has a curtain that offers quite some privacy. Beds, toilets and showers very clean. It offers free linens and towels. I really enjoyed my staying. And don’t miss the happy hour for a couple of affordable beers!!
Written February 23, 2022
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BLT1991
Toano, VA771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a rather modest, but accessible waterfall in the shadow of Kirkjufell Mountain. I wouldn't drive up here just for the waterfall, but the mountain is iconic. So if you're here, you may as well see it. The waterfall is adjacent to the small pay parking lot where you would go to see the mountain.
Written September 7, 2022
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Christopher Fowler
204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A great photo opportunity of Kirkufjell mountain and associated waterfall. Can get very busy with coach tours but still managed to get some good photos.

Car park is currently being upgraded and will shortly start charging for parking.
Written May 20, 2022
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka1,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A small waterfall compared to ones you see elsewhere in Iceland. But it is popular due to the view it has of the famous kirkjefell mountain. The mountain is seen as an perfect arrow head from the waterfall. And you can take amazing photos combining both the waterfall and the mountain. It's located very close to the main road. A parking is available but you have to pay a small fee for it.
Written December 1, 2022
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Wildwoodatheart
Santa Rosa, CA907 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This was a lovely, picturesque stop on the loop around the peninsula. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you definitely want to stop for the view of the mountain. The falls are easily accessible from the parking area, and it is a short walk to the bottom of the falls. Be prepared for crowds, but depending on the time of day and season, you may luck out. We were there in the middle of the afternoon, so there were a lot of people. However, everyone was courteous to others about picture taking.
Written January 20, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Kirkjufellfoss waterfalls are located across the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. While the mountain looks mighty and picture perfect, the waterfalls were pretty underwhelming.
During our Iceland tour we saw several higher and much more attractive waterfalls, so these were very average to us.
If you want to visit them you must pay for the parking, however they're totally visible from the main road passing by.
Written November 30, 2023
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