Waterfalls of Iceland: Hengifoss

Hengifoss is Iceland’s third-highest waterfall.  The layered canyon backdrop really makes this one of Iceland’s best.

Location:  About 35 kilometers from Egilsstadir, which is a good place to spend the night.  We were traveling clockwise, so an early morning visit to Hengifoss was in order.  This was perfect as hardly anyone was there (the crowd picked up slightly by our exit).  Google maps location


  • Not crowded, at least in the early morning hours.
  • A nice hike to the falls (about 2.5 km).
  • A great photo backdrop.
  • While you have to travel off of the Ring Road, it’s a nice drive on a good road.


  • The walk was very, very windy – and uphill.  We enjoyed that, you might not.





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