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Welcome 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.

Hike to the falls

Hengifoss is the most popular natural attraction in East Iceland. It is located 34 km from Egilsstadir town on the way to Vatnajökull National Park. Here you can find information and advice for visiting this gem.

Hike to the falls


Plan your visit

This delightful area at the upper end of Lagarfljót lake takes pride in several of Iceland’s leading natural attractions and historical sites, as well as a variety of tourist services.

Plan your visit

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Lagarfljotsormur - a living legend in lake Lagarfljot

The Lagarfljót is one of Iceland’s deepest lakes and lies in a narrow trough carved by glaciers. It reaches a depth of 112 m, 90 m below sea level and shows no obvious flow. Its deep mysterious glacial waters are the home of Iceland’s ancient and much older equivalent of the Loch Ness monster, the terrifying sea-worm-like Wyrm or ‘Lagarfljótsormur’.

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