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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka1,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. No doubt this is known as the most beautiful waterfall of the whole Europe. I really liked the unusual location the waterfall is located. There are ateast 3 waterfalls here if you count the thinner ones as well. To reach here you have to drive in a gravel road for about 6,7 km. You must go on a 4wd vehicle as there were many patches in the road and even a small water stream crossing. We visited in October and then the upper parts of the road was covered with snow. So be extremely cautious if you are not running with wi ter tires on. And when seeing the waterfall be extremely careful to not to go towards the edges. Your life matters most. 😉
Written 23 December 2022
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Michael C
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Haifoss is one of the 2 truly unforgettable hikes within 2 hours drive from Reykjavik. The other was Glymur.

There is a parking lot, probably big enough for 30 cars. The views of Haifoss and adjacent Granni waterfalls from up above are immediate and simply spectacular on a sunny day.

If you have good fitness level, please do yourself a favor and hike the 1-hour down and get to the base of the waterfall. It is a bit steep and unsteady on parts of the trail. I would rate the hike moderate in terms of difficulty and there are no death defying moments going down the foot laden trail. Few will make the trip down there, so once you make it, you can have the views all to yourself and have a lifetime moment.

Warning, as you enter 332, there is a warning sign that only 4x4 vehicles are permitted despite it not being an F-road. The drive to Haifoss is about 4 miles on rough gravel. Unless you have an SUV, I would not advise driving on this road with a sedan if you decide to heed the warning. It was a very sunny day and it had not rained for a week when I went, so I thought the gravel road was manageable despite lots of bumps along the way. However, I drove extremely slow, about 15 kph because I didn't want to risk the rocks chipping the rental. To be honest, it was a very uncomfortable 30-min drive to get between 332 and the parking lot. When cars came near me, I stopped completely to let them pass.
Written 14 September 2022
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lovetotravel560
Arnold, MD775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We drove 1800 miles in Iceland over 2 weeks and saw all the major sights and this is one of my very favorite. This is a series of several waterfalls that plunge into a canyon. You can see them from the top of rim. We hiked down to the bottom and had a fabulous view from down there. I highly recommend!!!!! Fortunately, Google maps alerted us to the turn off as it is not marked from the paved road. The road is a gravel road off the main road. Fortunately, it is not too long of a drive on the gravel road.
Written 11 September 2022
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mastaple
Limerick, Ireland184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
easy to get your first view of this tall waterfall. a fine mist in the air has an incredible rainbow. there is a short hike down to the base of the falls, although fairly steep over a short distance and you'll need to climb over a fence where a ladder is placed. we went in early June and there was a section of snow we had to cross on the hike down. the road out to Haifoss is rocky and fairly unkept and low clearance vehicles should stay away
Written 20 June 2022
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Becky C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
Just amazing! This waterfall is not to be missed if driving toward Landmannalaugar. Its only a short detour and well worth the effort.
Written 22 August 2021
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Jay N
Sandy, UT605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Wow, it is one of the most beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland.
We had drive 6 kilometers on a dirt road, it is worth the drive and the time.
Written 13 May 2021
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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This waterfall is majestic and a must see. It is quite difficult to reach it and you will be going on a dirt and rocky road, so 4x4 vehicle is highly recommended. If you are lucky for weather and it is sunny, it is a very spectacular view.
Written 19 January 2021
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amettraveller
Bengaluru, India125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
This waterfall is not visited by many mainly because it is not covered as part of any tour.
The road is relatively(as most of the road even to less popular places Iceland road are amazing) bad especially in winters with potholes filled with ice, but it is definitely doable.
We were the only ones at the waterfall and when we were leaving we had an helicopter land probably tourists.
The drop is magnificent and flow into the huge crevasse is amazing.
Written 17 December 2019
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jazsacher
Bangkok, Thailand1,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I read an earlier review here which mentioned that Haifoss Waterfall was one of the highlights of his trip. This certainly applies to me as well. This was one amazing waterfall and stop. My only criticism is the long windy dirt road to reach the place was horrible and by the time we got there we were pretty worn out. Nonetheless I was completely blown away with the sheer awesome natural beauty of this place. Words simply cannot describe the overwhelming sense when you visit here. I could nave stayed here for another hour just to soak the beauty in but instead we stayed for about 30 to 45 minutes or so. There were hardly any people here mainly due to the remoteness of the place. And we got lucky with the weather as well...it wasn't too windy or cold. I will never forget Haifoss Waterfall !
Written 26 October 2019
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Stephen F
Reading, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We walked to Haifoss! It was about a 12K hike but stunning at every step of the way and that was in the rain.
Iceland has just had one of its wettest years in recorded history so Haifoss was giving it all it had, the power and amount of water flowing over it was truly awesome, a word that is grossly over used but apt in this case.
I have told my wife (who wasn't with me) that if we ever go back to Iceland this is somewhere we must visit again.
Written 27 September 2019
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