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Skogafoss Waterfall Extended Hike is a 6.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rangárþing eystra, Southern, Iceland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
349 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

4 months ago

Very easy. Expected more. Better hiking in Iceland than this one.

Short hike to waterfall. Really pretty. Very crowded with tourists

5 months ago

Beaucoup de monde

5 months ago

Easy to get to and beautiful waterfall.

5 months ago

Busy but you can't help but be impressed. Don't just stick to the bottom: climb the steps to the top and continue going up the path to see more falls and terrific views. There were about 100 people at the bottom and along the top path we came across maybe a dozen people.

6 months ago

busy but worth it. do climb the stairs and walk through the gate and further along the views are lovely

6 months ago

Long stair climb to the top but beautiful views of neighboring farms and sheep on the way up. Iconic waterfall!

walking
6 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall and worth your time while in Iceland! There is an option to walk up several steps to the top but the views from the bottom are much better! We scored a bonus with a very scenic rainbow and, at times, a double rainbow!

nature trips
6 months ago

Insane waterfall!

6 months ago

Very nice waterfall, but it is crowdy place.

hiking
7 months ago

Agree with Dana - the stairs were quite a workout, but a great way to start the morning.

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months 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.

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 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!

10 months ago

Beautiful waterfall!! East steps to the top.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
Sunday, February 25, 2018

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

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

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
Friday, September 15, 2017

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

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