Kirkjufellsfoss
Kirkjufellsfoss
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  • ShuL-0831123
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just stunning!
    One of the many beautiful waterfalls of Iceland. This was one of the stops during our tour. The view was just stunning! Definitely think it’s a must see but probably not one where you’ll need a lot of time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • smokybear2018
    Greenville, South Carolina24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The icon of Iceland
    It’s a must-see iconic location in whole Iceland. Those who are complaining about the size of the falls or the viewing angle of the mountain from the main viewpoint compared to others in Iceland totally missed the point that it’s the unique combination of a symmetrical arrowhead mountain in the backdrop with cascading waterfalls in front makes this iconic location perhaps the most photogenic spot in a country bathed in beauty. So if you are visiting the third most expensive country in the world, don’t skip this spot just because it costs $5 to park for 24 hours and others are there to soak in the gorgeous view. If you want a smaller crowd and the best view under the best light, go there around sunrise or sunset and watch the clouds and fogs painted in golden hour light dance around the majestic peak. Beside the obvious view of the falls with the mountain backdrop, there is also a beautiful lake/lagoon where you can find amazing reflection of the mountain on a calm day. If you have decided to skip all these majestic views just because the parking costs $5 or the view may not be as heavenly in the middle of a overcast or totally cloudless day or when the mountain is totally hidden behind heavy fog, which happens frequently, you won’t know what you have just missed. No trip to Iceland is complete without a pilgrimage to iconic Kirkjufell.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • HROxon
    Oxford, United Kingdom939 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot
    There is a nearby car park (fee by credit card) and short walk. Lots of spots for photos - and other people doing the same thing. Lower and upper falls - with concrete bridge walkway at top! A picturesque stop off.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • EmeraldDiva
    3,670 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss
    How is it that each waterfall seems prettier than the last? This one is lovely and can be reached from either side with just a short walk. You can get very close and although not all that big it is charming. The majestic Kirkjufell mountain is just across the road so the setting is simply stunning. In August the waterfall contrasted beautifully with the soft green of Kirkjufell. This is a lovely spot to spend some time, maybe enjoy a picnic.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 October 2023
  • LisaMNUSA
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,036 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can take a picture of the mountain and the falls together
    There is a paid parking lot. The waterfalls were not very long but powerful. We parked here to see the mountain and took some beautiful pictures of the mountain and the waterfalls together. We didn't find any free parking to see the mountain.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2024
  • James Faukner
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Iceland Waterfall and Mountain
    For me, Kirkjufellsfoss is an iconic Icelandic photo event. The falls are beautiful, and the Kirkjufell Mountain in the background makes for a lovely photo. I would put this as the number one must-see in Iceland. I stayed for too long, taking pictures from different angles.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2024
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James Faukner
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
For me, Kirkjufellsfoss is an iconic Icelandic photo event. The falls are beautiful, and the Kirkjufell Mountain in the background makes for a lovely photo. I would put this as the number one must-see in Iceland. I stayed for too long, taking pictures from different angles.
Written 3 July 2024
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN1,036 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
There is a paid parking lot. The waterfalls were not very long but powerful. We parked here to see the mountain and took some beautiful pictures of the mountain and the waterfalls together. We didn't find any free parking to see the mountain.
Written 3 July 2024
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Brett C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
what a great area to explore for photographers , hikers, also the town itself was very charming with good food and friendly people to share you days stories with .
Written 1 April 2024
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mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Located within Snaefellness Peninsula , visited during end Winter, the ground still icy n slippery . This is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland . In Summer the entire landscape changes including the Kirkjufell Mountain(as per above pic and as below pic i took) Beautiful falls ( each waterfall have their own unique beauty, you need to see in your own eyes and appreciate.
Written 21 March 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Kirkjufellfoss waterfalls are located across the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. While the mountain looks mighty and picture perfect, the waterfalls were pretty underwhelming.
During our Iceland tour we saw several higher and much more attractive waterfalls, so these were very average to us.
If you want to visit them you must pay for the parking, however they're totally visible from the main road passing by.
Written 30 November 2023
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
How is it that each waterfall seems prettier than the last? This one is lovely and can be reached from either side with just a short walk. You can get very close and although not all that big it is charming. The majestic Kirkjufell mountain is just across the road so the setting is simply stunning. In August the waterfall contrasted beautifully with the soft green of Kirkjufell. This is a lovely spot to spend some time, maybe enjoy a picnic.
Written 1 October 2023
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Tom J
London, UK1,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Kirkjufellsfoss are the lovely little waterfalls you see in so many photos of the Kirkjufell mountain. Located just a stones throw from the town it is super easy to access these falls with only a small stop from the main road.

That being said there is a parking charge (1000ISK) for the falls if you park at the official parking for it controlled by ANPR cameras. Whilst I have no gripe with paying for parking I was surprised there were no toilets here as with other waterfalls you have to pay for.

That being said, lovely little stop. Great to see and I’d definitely recommend getting to them early for a more private experience.
Written 30 August 2023
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HROxon
Oxford, UK939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
There is a nearby car park (fee by credit card) and short walk. Lots of spots for photos - and other people doing the same thing. Lower and upper falls - with concrete bridge walkway at top! A picturesque stop off.
Written 14 August 2023
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smokybear2018
Greenville, SC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
It’s a must-see iconic location in whole Iceland. Those who are complaining about the size of the falls or the viewing angle of the mountain from the main viewpoint compared to others in Iceland totally missed the point that it’s the unique combination of a symmetrical arrowhead mountain in the backdrop with cascading waterfalls in front makes this iconic location perhaps the most photogenic spot in a country bathed in beauty. So if you are visiting the third most expensive country in the world, don’t skip this spot just because it costs $5 to park for 24 hours and others are there to soak in the gorgeous view. If you want a smaller crowd and the best view under the best light, go there around sunrise or sunset and watch the clouds and fogs painted in golden hour light dance around the majestic peak. Beside the obvious view of the falls with the mountain backdrop, there is also a beautiful lake/lagoon where you can find amazing reflection of the mountain on a calm day. If you have decided to skip all these majestic views just because the parking costs $5 or the view may not be as heavenly in the middle of a overcast or totally cloudless day or when the mountain is totally hidden behind heavy fog, which happens frequently, you won’t know what you have just missed. No trip to Iceland is complete without a pilgrimage to iconic Kirkjufell.
Written 10 August 2023
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RBonTheLake
York, SC644 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
have to pay for parking for a VERY short walk to the falls. No WC here either! The falls are nice but not sure they are worth the price of admission. Beware: they have cameras pointed toward your license plate so I’m assuming they contact your rental car agency for payment if you don’t pay. Don’t know how much it cost to be honest since it was put on the credit card.
Written 4 August 2023
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