Systrafoss, Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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Systrafoss is a waterfall in Iceland, found at Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Skaftárhreppur in Suðurland area.GeographyThe waterfall is part of the river Fossá, which runs south from its source Systravatn. To the south of Systrafoss runs the glacial river Skaftá.NameBoth the waterfall and Systravatn take their name from the sisters of the nearby Kirkjubæjar Abbey.Sources Jens Willhardt, Christine Sadler: Island. 3rd edn. Michael Müller, Erlangen 2003, p. 346f. Borowski, Birgit (ed.): Lonely Planet Publications Ltd. Melbourne: Island. 3rd German edn, Sept. 2013, p. 285
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  • It is late November and the waterfall was frozen, not even a hint of flowing water. Somewhat disappointing but it was interesting to see a completely frozen waterfall.  more »
  • It was a Chilly windy morning, but it is Iceland! Easy and fun hike to the top, spectacular view on top. Extremely windy but fun !  more »
  • The fall was dried when we arrived there in August this year. But we hiked up the mountain. There is a beautiful lake on the top of the mountain. We took the trail just next to the falls where there are couple of benches. There are no signs near the falls. But we asked at the restaurant next to the falls. They were happy to help us find the trail. The trail is narrow and muddy with the bushes. I wouldn't recommend it in the dark or during rain. It was about 20 minutes hike. But the view from the top is really good. The lake is beautiful. It is not very popular among tourists so it's nice to be alone there and enjoy the view.
  • If you are into fosses and want to avoid crowds, this is a nice one. You will probably be on your own when you visit. We arrived there when it was a bit dark so could not explore the hiking routes (3km to 5km if I remember well). The one going up to the top of the waterfall looked interesting.

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