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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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  • Lovely hike up to the falls with great scenery along the way!! Very few other tourists which made it even better - wonderful rock formations a lots of other smaller falls around.  more »
  • We really loved this hike despite the fact that it was rainy and windy the whole time. It was worth it! You'll see two beautiful falls, each with their own special geological interest. litlanesfoss ha...  more »
  • 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 »