Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Rangárþing eystra with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This track was no less than awesome, yes really dificult too but every single second of the pain was beaten by the unique nature.

scenic driving
20 days ago

another touristy spot, view from the bottom is better in my opinion. the steps up were a good little workout

scenic driving
20 days ago

beautiful waterfall and super easy loop. very touristy, so best chances are probably going super early in the morning to avoid buses.

Super difficult switchbacks all the way up on sand! Went on a foggy day and the higher you climb the rainier it gets, and no view- ended up turning around. Would definitely go back with more experience and on a better day

It’s ok like some of the people said it’s more of a walk than hike. I walked more like speed walked cuz it was raining sideways and 20 mph rain made it un-enjoyable. I was soaked by the time I got back to my car.

hiking
5 months ago

Cool to experience behind the waterfall views. Very easy hike.

Facile. Terrain plat. Nous sommes allez pour le couché de soleil. Retour à la noirceur donc peu de touristes. Sentier bien délimité.

Incredible waterfall and such a cool experience to be able to walk behind it. After you leave continue down the path to the right (away from parking) to a small, even more impressive hidden waterfall! You have to walk through a small cave to get to it. It was my favorite waterfall in Iceland.

walking
5 months ago

Very fun experience to go behind this big waterfall. But even better... hike down the path to Gljufrafoss! You have to step on some stones over a small creek into a cave to get to these hidden falls but it’s worth it. Loved visiting both falls.

hiking
5 months ago

Did 13.0 of the 15.4 miles in a day hike. Almost finished it but the snow was very hard and windy and we needed to turn around to catch a flight back home. The hike had at least 30 waterfalls and was MY FAVORITE hike in Iceland. Such varied terrain and beautiful views of the mountains, mountain caps and of course the ocean south coast. Lovely hike. Recommend checking weather and going on semi clear day! 10/10 hike!

The walk is a little bit boring. The black sand beach is beautiful. The plane is nothing extraordinary.

So many waterfalls and changing landscapes. Made it to the second hut in roughly 4.5 hrs. Highly recommend, not a challenging hike but breathtaking!!!

Interesting wreck but sadly people are not respectful - clambering all over it, graffiti etc. It dims what should be an interesting object to view and photograph. As ever a minority ruin it for the majority. It is a heavily walked route so expect crowds

Not for everyone but worth doing if you have the time. This is a walk more than a hike. It's a relatively straight and flat march across the beach to the plane crash. Don't expect any more views than what you see from the car park. Do expect lots of people clambering over the wreck, stealing parts and a lot of graffiti, which is a great shame as this is such a unique site.

hiking
6 months ago

As others have mentioned, you must pay for parking and display the ticket in your window. After paying, there is a short walk for a good view of the falls The mist from the falls will get you wet, especially if you go behind the falls. I HIGHLY recommend taking the short walk to the other waterfall and a gorge. There is a high waterfall in the gorge but it was crowded. I recommend waiting and going into the Gljúfrabúi gorge. It takes about 15-20 seconds to get into the gorge; however, the stream will get your feet wet.

The coolest waterfall experience! Feels amazing to go behind this iconic waterfall.

Awesome week in Iceland. Definitely one of the best trails in the world.

Very long hike of about 90min Loop to see a plane wreck

hiking
6 months ago

Great unique hike with endless amazing views. I recommend hiking poles for declines. Check the weather forecast before you go and prepare for the elements. I rate this Hard (and not moderate).

I wish people were respectful and would not climb the wreck... Nice walk regardless, went there for sunset

hiking
6 months ago

Overall an enjoyable loop. However, there is a new route in the south side of mtn that should be used. Not sure why the route went up the way it did on this app. Way too steep and closed. Definitely not an easy walk going up the switch backs on the south side. I considered turning around a couple times. However, no special equipment was needed the day I summit. Going down the north side to base camp was very easy and I wondered why I was so nervous going up the other side minutes before. Great views from the top and glad I did this hike

Great hike, the highlight of our 10 days in Iceland. Started at Skoga and stayed at a dorm style Hostel in Basar. Did some more hiking the next day in Thorsmork. We had great weather and the falls along the Skogar river and in Thorsmork were outstanding.

A iconic place. But crowdy.

Incredible hike. All of Iceland in one hike. I’d say a bit harder than moderate depending on how experienced you are. We took our tent and camping gear and camped at Basar at the end of the hike. Took an 8 am bus down the next day, you have to connect at the lava center if you camped in Skógar. We got back to Skogar at 1120 am. The information center at Skogar will book tickets for the bus in advance if you need. Wouldn’t recommend driving up there unless you have a good 4WD car. We did see a few older SUVs but mostly ranger rovers and Jeeps. The drive to Basar is across a pretty barren rock field with poor tracks and a few river crossings.

This was the worst thing I did during my week in Iceland. The wind is incessant and punishing - easily averaging 40-50 mph with much stronger gusts - and the prize is really not worth it. At the end you'll find a few dozen tourists climbing over an increasingly rusted and decrepit aircraft. It provides only a brief respite before you have to brave the winds on the trek back to the parking lot. You're better off looking at pictures of the plane online. Seriously, go do something else, Iceland has so much more to offer.

We didn’t want to overnight this one so started in Skógar at 6am and hiked about 8.5 miles to the first hut and then turned around to hike back. Didn’t see the last Valley but was still worth the day trip to see everything else. The hike has it all.

Was quite rainy and windy when I went, had to use positive self-talk to motivate myself to keep going. A long trek out for a few quick photo ops. Glad I did it (for the geocache); doubt I'd redo it. Bonus for the cruddy weather - not as many tourist out there.

flat straight hike

hiking
7 months ago

One of the best hikes I have done - As mentioned by other reviewers this hike has three distinct parts - all amazing. The first 5 miles or so is along a river with 20+ waterfalls and cascades. The middle 5 miles is a climb across alpine tundra to the summit where you cross snowfields and recent volcanic landscape. The final 5 miles is a beautiful descent into a green canyon with stunning views across mountains and valleys.

very short hike but amazing waterfall!

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