Waterfalls of Iceland: Hafragilsfoss

Hafragilsfoss is a few kilometers north of Dettifoss and Selfoss.  Few people bother to make the short drive.  There was one other car in the lot when we pulled into the observation area!

This is a beautiful waterfall in the Jokulsargljufur Canyon.



  • No crowds, at least when we visited.
  • Beautiful views of the canyon.


  • The road (864) to Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss is rough.  There is a paved road (862) on the west side of the falls, but the views of Hafragilsfoss are very limited.
  • The short drive to the parking area was steep.

Below:  The canyon below the waterfall.


Location:  About 60 km east of Myvatn (if you take route 862).  Myvatn would be your likely stop the night before (if traveling clockwise).  We traveled clockwise, staying at Myvatn, visiting Dettifoss/Selfoss/Hafragilsfoss, then going on to Egilsstadir.  This was a full day with several stops.


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