Gjain, Svartsengi

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#4 of 8 in Parks in Reykjanes Peninsula
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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 8, 2017
    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 »
  • August 5, 2017
    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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  • June 19, 2017
    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
  • June 25, 2017
    Other than losing my jacket there today, it was so wonderful! It's really worth the visit! We had to leave our 2wd car at the parking lot and were lucky enough that a family with a 4wd car took us with them the 4km road :) The valley looks like a green paradise inside brown-grey rocks. You can walk along some paths and explore the area. All the small rivers and waterfalls make a great picture !
  • June 6, 2017
    Pictures do not do this place justice. The road to get there was closed, due to the soil being too soft, so you can't drive on it. It was about a mile and half, easy walk. Once you get there, you can spend a half a day easy.
  • July 6, 2017
    This was my absolute favorite place that we visited in Iceland. It is off the beaten path so there weren't that many people there which was nice. A little piece of heaven!
  • April 24, 2017
    Gjáin is an amazing set of little waterfalls in a picturesque setting. Looking upon it from the parking area above it looks like a little hobbit village. Plenty of opportunities for some great pictures. It's almost a surreal feeling just walking the paths among the falls and river. The drive is rough and definitely requires a 4x4. The road signs at both ends said that it was "impassable," but we made it just fine coming from Háifoss (also worth the rough drive) and continuing west/southwest down the road back to highway 32. There are tons of potholes and shallow water crossings, but nothing our RAV4 couldn't handle with ease.

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