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Hengifoss Trail




4.8km out and back

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Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of East Iceland, the Hengifoss Trail invites you on a captivating journey through nature's wonders. This trail, spanning 4.8 km both ways with a 355 m elevation gain, promises an adventure filled with scenic beauty and geological marvels.

Trailhead Ascend: A Staircase to Nature's Canvas

Your exploration begins at the parking lot, where you pass through a gate and ascend a flight of stairs. The well-marked path guides you through a gravel trail for the initial 2 km. While moderately steep, the trail sets the stage for the grandeur that awaits, making it accessible to both novice and seasoned hikers.

Hengifoss Trail

Basalt Columns Beauty: Litlanesfoss

Around 1.2 km from the parking lot, the trail unfolds a mesmerizing spectacle, the Litlanesfoss with its stunning basalt columns. Take a moment to absorb the beauty of this natural masterpiece. While trails lead into the canyon below the waterfall, exercise caution as they are steep and covered in loose gravel. The allure is magnetic, but safety should always be a priority.

The Crown Jewel: Hengifoss Waterfall

At 128 meters high, Hengifoss is the crown jewel of this trail, adorned with captivating red volcanic layers. The cascading waters against the vibrant backdrop create a visual symphony that is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Take your time to absorb the sheer beauty of Hengifoss, a testament to the geological wonders of East Iceland.


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