Gjain, Svartsengi

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#5 of 10 in Parks in Reykjanes Peninsula
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  • Like everyone already have said, you need a 4x4 car, but the road is very nice. A small 4x4 will do it, because there is no river crossings or big potholes or steep ascends. You can start your trail b...  more »
  • We loved the scenic beauty of this spot and that it is off the beaten path. You need a 4x4 to get to the parking area near the falls etc. The walk down to the base of the canyon is so beautiful and pe...  more »
  • Oh my! This location is so worth the drive! You need to drive on a dirt road to Stong but it is doable without a 4x4. You can park at the car park -- there are some Viking ruins in a building -- and t...  more »
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  • This location is hidden in the middle of what appears to be nothing. If you do not have a 4 wheel drive car, you really should park at the sign and walk (about 20-30min) to the actual location. This place can be really difficult to find and there is not much to mark it. My husband and I thought we may have found it and walked down the road just to see... You will pass pretty much nothing but mountians and goats until the landscape drops down, revealing this natural gem. Small waterfalls and a fairy tale landscape will appear below you. There are little steps built into the mountain to make your descent easier. This is really a one of a kind place.
  • The cutest little place ever. It looked like an enchanted garden. The road to get there is very bad and they recommend that you use a 4X4 vehicle to get there.
  • This hidden verdant valley of waterfalls was one of our favorite visits in Iceland. Walk in from the top past the gate. Remember to close the gate behind you.
  • Fun climbing around and jumping over small rivers. Definitely recommend.
  • Place was absolutely phenomenal spent an entire day here. There was a rocky trail that lead to the section. You have to hike it. It looks like there's absolutely nothing but the moment you see it your eyes will widen. One of the best places I've visited traveling mostly all south iceland

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