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Haifoss, Skalholt

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Háifoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈhauːɪˌfɔsː]) is a waterfall situated near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. The waterfall Granni is next to it. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the fourth highest waterfall of the island, after Morsárfoss, Glymur and Hengifoss.
From the historical farm Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Hekla in the Middle Ages and reconstructed, it is possible to hike to the waterfall along the Fossá (5 to 6 hours both directions). Above the waterfall, there is also a parking lot, to allow hiking to be done in the other direction.
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  • Just amazing! This waterfall is not to be missed if driving toward Landmannalaugar. Its only a short detour and well worth the effort. 
    Just amazing! This waterfall is not to be missed if driving toward Landmannalaugar. Its only a short detour and well worth the effort.  more »
  • Wow, it is one of the most beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland. We had drive 6 kilometers on a dirt road, it is worth the drive and the time. 
    Wow, it is one of the most beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland. We had drive 6 kilometers on a dirt road, it is worth the drive and the time.  more »
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  • Stunning waterfall to visit. The road up there is loose stones so is a bit of a challenge to drive but it's definitely worth the trip!
  • I loved this waterfall. There are so many in Iceland but this one has something magical and furthermore it is not crowded as other waterfalls.

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