Hengifoss, Hallormsstadur

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Hengifoss is the third highest waterfall in Iceland, 128 meters. It is located in Hengifossá in Fljótsdalshreppur, East Iceland. It is surrounded by basaltic strata with thin, red layers of clay between the basaltic layers. Fossilized trunks of coniferous trees, sensitive to cold, and lignite, which depict warmer climates during the latter part of Tertiary. Further down the Hengifossá river is Litlanesfoss, notable for the columnar jointed volcanics around it. Hengifoss is the most popular hiking site in East Iceland with path leading from the parking lot to the falls. It takes 40-60 minutes to walk to the waterfall.
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  • Trekked up to see the 128m Hengifoss, the 3rd highest waterfall in Iceland. This unique waterfall has streaks of red clay and black basalt pressed into patterns on the cliff face This provided a...  more »
  • I enjoyed the hike up the mountain to view Hengifoss probably more than I did viewing it. I think part of the problem was that the trail to the base of the fall was closed so you had to view it from....  more »
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  • GO! Or don’t go if you don’t want to witness one of the best things in your life.
  • 2.5 km the reach the fall, with several amazing falls during the journey. The path is quite steep at the beginning, then it becomes flatter. At the the end of the path it is possible to continue along the river to get under the fall but it can be dangerous due to slippery floor and rocks.
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