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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  • August 9, 2017
    From the parking lot a steep climb of an hour upwards. Advantage: you see the waterfall already are so you know what you're talking to does. We were not to have been under the waterfall at all but very close. Nice to see the different layers of soil in the rocks. The way down was in 30 minutes to do, which we called reasonable doorstapte. When we arrived at 9 am, there were only 2 cars. When we left at half past 11 there were already more than 10.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We were in Seydisfjordur last July 23 and walking excursion to the waterfall and Litlanesfoss as hengifoss. beautiful day. Spectacular and a bit of drudgery, because it starts immediately uphill, then the path becomes more difficult because of the soil but more flat.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Unique beautiful. But tough walk. We were 4, one 5 years old, another 12 years old and their parents 49 and 55 years old. I do not know who had the most fun of this - we were all tired, but very very ...  more »

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