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very short hike but amazing waterfall!

There isn't a trail or waterfall I didn't enjoy in Iceland

easy walk with more to see than the waterfall

Easy...ha... those stairs almost killed me.

Beautiful falls. The best was definitely the waterfall in the cave. Watch out some of the rocks are a little unstable and the water is cold!

hiking
1 month ago

The listed trail (0.8 miles) is very crowded. I recommend climbing the stairs, reaching the observation point, then continuing onward. The trail proceeds through a gate that leads multiple miles back along the river. Here, you will discover a lot more waterfalls and a lot more solitude. It's an out & back so you can choose how deep you go but the views are incredible. I'd give the extended hike five stars and the 0.8 mile hike (just up the stairs and back) three stars, though Skogafoss is incredible to observe regardless.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall but completely packed with crowds nowadays. The trail (stairs) have been redone, so you can no longer walk to the edge.

Such a gorgeous trail and awesome workout! The view from the top is awesome, and if you keep going there’s another awesome waterfall area.

walking
2 months ago

Loved this trail! Gorgeous views all around! Little creeks and and small waterfalls along the trail and near the end there’s a little creek cave you can walk up to another small waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked in to the bridge that crosses the Skoga River. 21 waterfalls along approximately 5 miles of moderate to challenging trail with an elevation gain of 520 meters. Yes I will do it again! Just keep going along the river and follow the numbered wooden stakes blazed blue on top!

Beautiful waterfall!! East steps to the top.

Beautiful, easy and slick behind the waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

The waterfall itself is spectacular, but you should definitely do the trail above the falls. Practically no people, and there are a ton of waterfalls along the river that feed Skogafoss. Plenty of opportunities to take pictures with hardly another person in sight.

Great walk up on the glacier. All you need are some yak Trax to follow the trail.

April 18, 2018. The path is closed. Too muddy which causes people to track around mud which in turn makes it even more trampled. Great walk nevertheless going down and back on the front side. 2.05 total to do parking lot to first falls then trail down to hidden falls and back.

nature trips
5 months ago

AMAZING waterfall. So cool to be able to walk behind it. My favorite waterfall in Iceland.

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

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful waterfall. But do yourself a favor and follow the trail above Skogafoss. More waterfalls, fewer people, terrific views.

Easy walk to the glacier, beautiful scenery, wanted to go into the ice but didn't have the proper equipment.

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.

well paved trail and beautiful scenery nice easy hike

walking
9 months ago

Cool waterfall quick walk takes maybe 5 mins pay to park and crowded

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.

hiking
10 months ago

I was there in May and took an early morning hike beyond the gate. There is a five mile trail that follows the river and it lets you view a ton of waterfalls. The photos came out amazingly. The only downside was that the day I was there was extremely windy. So windy that I ended up turning back about 2 miles in after I almost got blown off the plateau and into the river.

walking
10 months ago

Great for photos! Bring a rain jacket. The wind can carry the water off the falls quite a distance.

rock climbing
Friday, June 30, 2017

This area is amazing. Should you want to walk onto the glacier, crampons are a must. Great ice climbing. But hire a local guide who knows the best spots.

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beautiful, short walk. Pretty easy, but there are some wet, rocky areas to navigate that I noticed others had some difficulty with. If you can manage it, it is worth it. Don't forget rain gear or a change of clothes! Maybe try going in the early morning to avoid the crowds and make sure to walk down to the other falls as well.

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.

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