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worth the little detour

It is not very far from route 1 and worth the detour. There is less tourist and it is more fun to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada

Started Day 3 here with the little ones from Hotel Ranga to Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hvolsvollur, Iceland
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All reviews nice waterfall worth the detour short detour take your breath away lower falls love waterfalls ring road the main road tourists route gravel seljalandsfoss gems raincoat photos beauty hike
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not very far from route 1 and worth the detour. There is less tourist and it is more fun to be there

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started Day 3 here with the little ones from Hotel Ranga to Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Easy to walk up to and get rainbows with morning light. No crowds and great photos. Need more?

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too crowded but as good or better than some of the really popular ones. Right next to it is another waterfall that is in an amazing setting about 1/2 a mile away. Get two falls at once.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely take the paved road 261 to this waterfall. We took 250 and it's a long gravel, bumpy road that annoyed me at times. Lol. Once we made it only a few people were there. You can get real close to it. It's a tiered...More

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We had this less popular waterfall all to ourselves at sunset and it was so peaceful and a wonderful beginning to our trip to Iceland. Take the time to stop here!

Thank kelly b
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Consider the isolated location, the lack of people, the setting, the surrounding environment. This has character, charm and multiple levels of beauty and exposure. Not too hard to get too, especially if you are just up the road at the overly crowded Seljalandsfoss. Give it...More

Thank okmac
Reviewed 31 July 2018

If you love waterfalls and have an extra 45-60 minutes to spare from Hvolsvöllur you can do a short detour from the ring road to visit this waterfall on road 261. It is less well known than the more famous waterfalls in the area, so...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 13 July 2018

From the ring road/ Hvolsvollur we drove 17kms / 16 mins on road 261 to this waterfall. One can get very close to the waterfall from the car park to explore it. A bit muddy from the rain but easy to do. From the car...More

1  Thank Heid25
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We stop to see the falls, and to take a break. A nice photo-op. There are a few picnic tables if you would like to grab a bite to eat (as long as you brought something).

Thank Pitt-Duq
Reviewed 21 June 2018

After a few days in iceland you will have seen dozens of beautiful waterfalls. This one is another. It is off the ring road just a short way on 261, so there is a good chance you will have it all to your selves. Very...More

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