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Very rewarding trail. I visited in early October towards the first half of the day, and there was a great deal of ice in some areas. Hiking in the afternoon may be better so most of the ice has a chance to melt. Due to overnight rain, it was also very muddy with water up to my thigh at the lower crossing. If you cross (in the winter, without the log), I recommend switching into water shoes or having spare socks with foot warmers - the water was VERY cold! Additionally, be wary of your path at the peak of the west side of the loop, as the trail is not marked and it can get cold and windy. Hike in layers.

27 days ago

Stunning views at the end, beautiful hike until then. Absolutely recommended. If it has been raining, the initial ascent is very slippery! Also, the 'easy' rating is relative. Have been on 'moderate' hikes that were same level.

This was a pretty steep climb but we were rewarded with some amazing views of the falls and the river. Some of the footpaths off the regular trail look daunting but are worth venturing onto.

hiking
29 days ago

Absolutely stunning trail. Just be warned, it can get a little sketchy with some ascents. Probably not best for kids and those with a fear of heights.

Great hike yesterday even though the weather was rainy and very windy. The log to cross the main river had been pulled to the other side so I hiked up the left side of the river. Lots of loose rocks and very slippy in areas where it was muddy.
The views walking up and from the top are fantastic. I came back along the top and dropped down to the valley following the Parking signs.
I’d say this hike is moderate, definitely worth it - amazing views!

Hidden gem. Still unkown and therefore no turist

Beautiful easy hike.

Loved this hike! We did this 4 days ago and the river crossing was sketchy - log has been pulled out and the brave souls that crossed (in the cccold weather and water) either stripped off their shoes and hiking pants (water was high) or decided to do the hike wet. We stayed on the other side and still thought it was incredible and worth it! They may be nicer waterfalls in Iceland but many are packed full of tourists!

It is hard to tell where to go once the path narrows about 1/3 of the way in. We walked around the houses on the road(following hand written signs) up to the falls but then walked along the river all the way back to the car. It is worth the hike . Plan on walking through quite a lot of mud.

Hengifoss is a steep but easy path up a gorgeous volcanic area with a beautiful and powerful waterfall at the end and another only slightly less powerful falls half way up. Well worth doing!

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!

This was by far the best hike I have ever been on. I would categorize this to be a more challenging hike. I would not recommend to bring young children on this hike, because it has parts that can be very steep and there are not many railings to hold on to. The views are unreal of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape. At some points of the hike, you use ropes to climb up or hike down. You do cross a small river in the beginning that has a rope and log to help you cross. At the very top of the falls, you cross a larger river. I would recommend bringing water shoes to make that river crossing not as challenging and even a small towel to dry off your feet. Hiking boots are definitely recommended as well as layers. We hiked up the right side of the falls and hiked down the left side and it was great.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HIKE. This trail was worth every minute!

hiking
1 month ago

Was worth the hike! Amazing view of the waterfall at the top.

A bit confusing of a meandering cliff trail. I would not recommend this for children on windy days. I was having some difficulty with the high winds. The waterfall is so beautiful, and so much more so because there’s hardly any people on this trail. You get to enjoy a natural wonder without the crowds and just a few people to help guide you!

Definitely do this! Such a fun hike. We went at the end of September on a gorgeous day. Unfortunately by this time the log that allows you to make the first river crossing was removed, which means everyone went up and down the left side of the loop. we didn’t have to do either river crossing which was actually kind of nice since the right side was closed. Keep this in mind if you hike in the winter. Still... a very fun, moderately challenging hike.

hiking
1 month 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!

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!

walking
1 month ago

Easy hike. Follow the river along past the private sign. There is one fall you will get to, keep going to the larger falls. Absolutely stunning and BRIGHT BLUE. There are two trails in parallel along the river one closest to river is wetter. The are both close together! Pick the more bushy one or the more wet one. Amazing scenery of the mountains! Do this walk!

My favourite hike in the Faroes. Great excuse to visit another island and the views, as expected, are terrific. It's not very well signposted but not difficult to find with a bit of prior planning. Head through the gate at the end of the parking area and bear right over the hill to the old sheep pen. From there it's pretty much straight ahead and you'll see the lighthouse well before you reach it

Must go

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!!!

favorite day hike from my Iceland trip. the loop is super fun and the waterfall/views are outstanding.

Get away from the chaos of Skogafoss and enjoy this waterfall all to yourself. The hike is short with a few small climbs and the waterfalls is a modest beauty. Ignore one of the reviews below: this trail is very much open. A really lovely short and rewarding hike

Beautiful views and not a difficult climb. interesting to see into a volcano

Lovely easy hike and gets you away from the crowds. I recommend do this one. A short hike with a big reward

Great views and easy to follow. Worth walking around the rim for 360 views across the lake area

walking
2 months ago

This is nice but strange hike. It is a walk that requires you to be ok with crossing logs and using ropes for climbing small hills. Nothing here is difficult for adults . My issue is the payoff is not worth the effort. The falls are OK but there are better ones in Iceland yes it is long but just not that majestic for this 60 something.

wonderful hike !

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing! Varied between relatively flat and very steep. Very interesting elements between the cave, “bridge crossing”, and views of the waterfall. This is a great hike and I highly recommend it.

A hidden gem of Iceland

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