Guided hikes until 6th August
Rangers from Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður national park offer a guided hike every weekday (mon-fri) starting at 10 AM from June 28th until August 6th. Starting at the parking lot by Hengifoss, rangers provide information about the geology and history of the area. The hike stops at Litlanesfoss but from there, the trail continues to Hengifoss.
Hengifoss is one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland, measuring 128 m falling from the plateau into a magnificent gorge. There is a colorful rock face surrounding the waterfall showing different layers from volcanic eruptions in the Tertiary period when Iceland was formed. It takes 40-60 minutes to walk from the parking lot to waterfall. On the way is another astonishing waterfall called Litlanesfoss. It is crowned by exceptional high basalt columns making it totally unique and photogenic. The river runs into the lake Lagarfljot, home of the world famous wyrm monster Lagarfljotsormur.
Great accommodations, restaurants and activities can be found in the surroundings. You will find all information you need on this website and links to social media and shared pictures. Enjoy your visit to a mysterious waters.