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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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  • We travell up to the waterfall. The view is amazing and its not that hard to go up. But at the end because of the snow there was no path to last waterfall. But still it was very beautiful up there.  more »
  • Beautiful scenery with a good trekking that leads to 2 waterfalls. Basaltic columns can be appreciated. With snow is really incredible.
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  • It staggers me that some visitors to the mighty Hengifoss - one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in Iceland - rate it lowly simply because they undertake the long hike up to it fully expecting to...  more »