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Reviewed October 8, 2018

A gradual climb to reach the fall. Along the ways, there are more waterfalls and view point areas to stop and take pictures. A place to visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3yj
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The Hike is moderate and steep. About 30 mins each way. But you see the waterfall all the way up from the bottom.

Not as busy as all the others so that was good and the power next to the fall is incredible.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 197zubairs
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Hengifoss is one of Iceland's largest waterfalls at 118 metres high. Yes, the hike to the final viewpoint is a bit of a challenge but we're both senior citizens and enjoyed the majestic viewpoints enroute. The power and majesty of nature were apparent all along the way which made it easy to keep going to the end. You don't really get the full effect of the red horizontal strips as a backdrop to the waterfalls until you make it to the very end.
Persevere - you'll be glad you did!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The climb from the parking lot is a steady and steep one. We were fortunate to go so on a sunny day but even so, past the last viewpoint the trail gets very muddy and slippery.
The views up the canyon into the falls are interesting as the colourful layering at this falls is quite unique. In addition, the views across the valley are phenomenal as you can see the ice caps of the National Park.
I recommend that you do the walk in the early morning as even though it was only 3 degrees out, it was a warm climb and we were soon shedding layers. Also, for photography buffs, the lighting is much softer making for more effective photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

These falls were beautiful but expect a 2 mile hike straight up. Stairs, slopes, mud, gravel it's all included and you will see it all. The hike was challenging. The falls were beautiful. But expect to have to work for the view!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kerry B
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