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“The most amazing, lush, green, multiple waterfall valley in Iceland”
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Gjain
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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Private Guided...
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Owner description: Located in southern Iceland, this small valley contains breathtaking waterfalls and volcanic formations.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Not sure why trip advisor has a snow/glacier photo associated with this place. It is a waterfall valley in the middle of nowhere and it is strikingly beautiful. We had a private guide with a 4x4, otherwise it would be impossible to get here over the gravel and dirt roads - and it's not marked either. You will be driving through a desolate landscape - looks like wind whipped, gray dessert up here in the highlands. When our guide pulled over, we thought he was nuts. But one walk to the edge of the canyon and the view down almost knocked me over. I thought I was in Hawaii (but only momentarily). There are stairs to the canyon floor and waterfalls. They are pretty well maintained. I will say that the bottom is squishy and wet, with many trails include 1x6 pieces of plywood over little culverts and streams. I'd most definitely wear your waterproof hiking boots here and DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA. At the back of the canyon is a waterfall - fairly tall coming over the edge. There are also multiple other falls coming out of the canyon walls in other areas. They are smaller falls, but beautiful. Think clear glacier streams flowing over walls of moss covered rocks. Clear blue water and rivulets. Caves in the canyon walls. Places to climb, hike and wonder around. Literally - the only thing that was missing from this fairytale landscape was a unicorn.

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