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Description

Dettifoss on the east side

Hiking trails at Dettifoss (East bank)

Hafragilsfoss

Distance: 0,5 km (back and forth)

Walking time: 30 minutes

Starting point: Hafragilsfoss parking area

Route difficulty: Challenging route (red)

 

From Hafragilsfoss parking area is a short walk to Sjónnípa, the crater where an ancient volcano's feeding dyke can be seen. From there is a great view over Hafragilsfoss waterfall as well as the river gorge. This is the deepest and most terrifying part of the gorge, which is around 100m high in the area. People are not adviced to go down to the lowland by the waterfall.

Hafragilsfoss - Dettifoss - Hafragilsfoss

Distance: 5km (back and forth)

Walking time: 1,5 – 2 hours
Starting point: Hafragilsfoss parking area
Route difficulty: Challenging route (red)

A parked path leads from Hafragilsfoss waterfall, along the river gorge and to the Dettifoss parking area. This hike offers a great view over the river gorge.