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Öxarárfoss Waterfall Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hveragerði, Southern, Iceland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 744 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

Partially paved

Views

Waterfall

Historic site

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Reviews (119)
Photos (215)
Recordings (90)
Completed (357)
Rien d.
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Super easy, wide, manicured trail. Great falls and pools but the ease of the trail makes it super busy. Food truck was in the parking area when we left near lunch time.

James Hoffman
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Hiking

Pretty but too many people, no peace!

Jeremy Gordon
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Hiking

Easy walk, pretty waterfall but so many that are better.

Aimee F.
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Hiking

Nice trail that goes through the park - easy walk. Waterfall itself isn’t the most fantastic in Iceland but the park is worth a walk through.

Damon Wright
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Hiking

Easy walk on gravel trail. Waterfall is pretty, but there are many more picturesque falls in Iceland. Lots of people not always respecting the area, which can be frustrating to see.

Ivano Cresto
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Hiking

Very busy but very scenic. Do it if you pass by!

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Michael Dosenberger
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Hiking

Nice walk with interesting landscape and small colourful waterfall at the end.

Steven Shakocius
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Hiking

Easy, but wonderful walk, mostly on paved path. Nice outing, fascinating history.

Hannah Wirth
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Hiking

Beautiful little falls, but not actually a hike. Short walk on a well maintained road, pretty much. Worth the extra half mile if you’re already at Thingvellir, but don’t go there just for this.

Meghan R.
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Hiking

So this is not a hike. It’s a walk along a well-groomed path. The falls are beautiful though. It took about 30 minutes for us to go up and back.

Laura Chereau
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Hiking

Facilement accessible à toute la famille et même aux handicapés. Site accessible à tous et très beau

Adam Muffley
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Easy, but fun. Great falls.

DJ Goodman
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Hiking

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.

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

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

Misty Rambo
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Hiking

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.

Fionnuala Murphy
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easy walk with more to see than the waterfall

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

Sully 123
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This waterfall is great! Looks like something from another planet.

Andrew Scarani
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Walking

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.

Tom Jerome
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well paved trail and beautiful scenery nice easy hike

Ty Tucker
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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.

Michael Quinn
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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.

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

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

Kuba K.
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Walking
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Jakub Kuchnio
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Hiking
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Fred Fugitt
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Hiking
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Jen Murray
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Hiking
Laura Andersen
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