Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Skalholt

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Bring your camera gear for a shot of vast grassy Icelandic planes and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall. The waterfall is just 7 m (23 ft) high, but it makes up for its height with a width of 80 m (262 ft). Take note of the man-made stairs on the side of the waterfall, which help salmon swim upstream. Nearby you'll find park benches and a camping site. With our international travel planner, Skalholt attractions like Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Stopped at Faxi Waterfall after Gullfoss. They do charge to enter, but the fee is nominal. There are literally no crowds, so our visit was unencumbered by other tourists. It was literally us and...  more »
  • We stopped here while driving along the Golden Circle. This was less crowded than the more famous waterfall, but just as beautiful. With it being winter there are some incredible views you can get.....  more »
  • Beautiful waterfalls near Geysir. They charge you Kr. 700 to park but I think it’s fair considering the place is nice and very peaceful.
  • Really cool waterfall with a salmon run next to it. You can go next to the waterfall and also see it from above near the restaurant. Parking is 700 idk.

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