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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This waterfall is not one of Icelands most impressive, despite being its third highest, but taken together with the sometimes steep 2.5 km walk from the car park to its foot, and the delightful views and many additional smaller waterfalls beside the path, a visit to see Hengifoss is undoubtedly a top attraction for visitors able to tackle the climb.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TonySwiss
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We hiked up to Hengifoss at the very end of the day, and found it worth it. It is a pretty waterfall and, at least in September as the sun was setting, not very busy. The hike to the falls is a little challenging but not bad- a bit steep but a terribly long hike. You can see the waterfall as you drive up to the parking area, which is fun - you can see most of the trail from there also. I'd wear tough shoes if it has recently rained, as the mud in spots got a little slippery. (Still hikable even in regular athletic shoes, but it would definitely have been easier with real hiking boots.) It was nice to get there at sunset due to the lack of people, but the falls itself does get very shaded, so it isn't necessarily the best time for light on the falls. Worth a hike if you have an hour and a half and are in the area!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

probably the best waterfall in the whole area; the hike is also nice, but if you do it in the winter, like we did, watch out as it can be pretty slippery

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The hike to get to Hengifoss takes about 30-45 minutes one way depending on how many stops you take to get pictures of the other falls and the lake along the way! The hike is moderate, fairly steep with muddy parts and a stream crossing. Hengifoss is well worth the hike as it’s one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland and has unique red ring coloring. Also, it has a toilet at the parking lot and was not as busy as some of the other waterfalls.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tmj238
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

While tall, this waterfall isn't particularly picturesque. There are prettier waterfalls along the roads in Iceland. Be prepared for a very muddy trail in parts, and a small stream crossing. I have no objection to strenuous exercise, but this view wasn't worth the hike. Convenient bathroom and picnic spot at the parking lot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aruar
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