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Easy, but fun. Great falls.

hiking
1 month ago

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful falls in Iceland of the ones I saw. The hike has a incline on the way there and a decline on the way back. Recommend!

Recommend doing the loop with Austerbrekkur on the way up to see the glacier, then to the waterfall. Or if you need and easier hike do the A. Trail on the way down. But it’s a great view on the whole way up to look at the glacier!

This waterfall is located within Pingvellir National Park. In my opinion, the waterfall is not the highlight of the things to see. The history is interesting and i've never seen a fissure before. You can walk to the several attractions in about 2-3 hours.

A bit of a crowd but still a beautiful and worthwhile walk

Great easy hike while you’re recovering from jet lag or if you only have a day or two in Iceland. Stunning views and a fun way to learn about some local history.

Svartifoss is a tiny but very idyllic waterfall because it’s situated in a forest of bushes which is rare in Iceland!

Beautiful waterfall surrounded by basalt columns. The hike starts at the National Park visitor center. It takes about 25-35 minutes to the Falls and is a gradual climb. You can go back the same way or continue on a loop that adds about another miles or so. Definitely worth your time when in Iceland!

There weren’t as many tourists as I anticipated. Beautiful waterfall and the whole surrounding area too.

Beautiful area with fascinating history, but not very peaceful due to the crowds. As with most Iceland points of interest, recommend going early to beat the tourist crowds.

easy walk with more to see than the waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful loop - crowd thins after Svartifoss - awesome overlook on to Skaftafellsjokull glacier and icebergs. I recommend instead starting on the S3 (left side) to waterfall and onto s6 for less traffic than main central corridor path. Take Sjonaripa from the Falls across to breathtaking lunch spot overlooking the glacier. then go down on the Austurbrekkur.. Nice 6 mile loop. glacier views,, waterfalls, wildflower meadows... easy to moderate

hiking
4 months ago

A very easy loop. It might be worth to add sjonarnipa. If you have the legs, then the must do in the area is kristinartindar!

hiking
4 months ago

Error, wrong trail, this is for the fimm... trail, trying to fix ASAP


Here is a guide if weather unfortunately was not on the same schedule as your hike. My day started cloudy with a light drizzle starting at Stogafoss. (I recommend starting from this points as you will see all the waterfalls ahead of you as you trek up. Now my weather predicament only went from okay to bad to worse. Granted I was well prepared and being cold not wet was an issue, however at 8.6km once the trail splits into 2 ( red and blue). On bright sunny days I highly recommend the red, but you must have proper waterproof shoes for this hike! You will encounter much more snow in the earlier months and you will have to keep a close eye on the trail recorder as at some points in the snow the poles are completely buried after a heavy winter. Unfortunately in my case, I was completely lost and without direction in the middle of a storm; complete whiteout. If this is your weather for the trek, I HIGHLY recommend to stick to the blue trail as it marked much more adequately and a safer choice in harsher conditions.

If the weather works out, but you don’t have any to to catch the bus at the end part of he trail, I believe a loop up the red trail and down the blue trail would be a fantastic choice. 30km +- give or take, should take you less than 10hrs total; remember I did this in a storm and was horribly lost at some points. In great weather and proper equipment, you can finish this hike in 8-9 hours if you are fit.

4 months ago

Easy walk down through a fissure to beautiful canyon (lots of tourists)!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views going up. Easy hike and well marked trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Went here in mid march, and only saw 2 other people on the trail on the way to the Svartifoss. On the way back we passed about 40 people who had come in on a bus. If you can get there early and beat the buses, then you should have the place almost to yourself.

This waterfall is great! Looks like something from another planet.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is heavily trafficked to and at the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, but only lightly trafficked to and at the intriguing Sel turf houses. Our kids enjoyed having two very different highlights in a single relatively short hike. You can chop off 0.2m by cutting back across a bridge over the river to close the loop earlier if you don't mind getting back on a heavily trafficked trail (we had the slightly longer trail to ourselves).

walking
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Great scenery and some interesting Icelandic history to learn about along the way, but very crowded and the waterfall is underwhelming compared to others in Iceland.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

well paved trail and beautiful scenery nice easy hike

Sunday, October 08, 2017

It was a decent view, pretty crowded but that's to be expected. Definitely a good spot to bring the family if you want to go for a little hike but not spend too much energy on it.

Its difficult to not give this 5 stars yet when I compare this to some of the other breath taking falls here in Iceland I must say that this one is not as spectacular as Skogafoss. The trail is easy but not strollerable, have alot of storge space available on your camera or phone because I took probably 50 pics here. Well around the whole Thingvellir National park area anyways.

Quick little walk to the awesome waterfall. Worth stopping and checking it out.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easy but pretty hike. A bit of a different experience from my usual New England hikes.

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