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Gjain, Svartsengi

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  • The tour buses do not go to Gjain. Good. The day we were there, in late September 2016, it was blue sky all day. Ideally for photography we should have been there at sunrise or sunset, but it is a rel...  more »
  • It was nice, we had the first snow and we went there, unfortunately we could not go into the cave, but we went the way from Stöng to Gjain, this nature was amazing! Stöng is one of the first houses bu...  more »
  • This is the most wonderful spot of our visit to Iceland, almost felt like a dream. Being somewhat remote and difficult to reach, it is quiet most of the time. The roads leading here are normally not a...  more »
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  • At the edge of the Icelandic Highlands, you will find profoundly beautiful oasis all over the island. Still, if you ask the Icelanders which of them is the most beautiful, many of them will reply: Gjáin. Gjáin is a small valley and the innermost part of Þjórsárdalur. It is a joy to visit and a wonderful place to take the short but stunning hike through the valley.
  • This place is AMAZING! It was absolutely beautiful. There was one major issue. We did not have a 4x4 so we had quite the walk and the bugs were just awful. If you want to go I do recommend a 4x4. I don't mind hikes but the hike wasn't very pretty and a decent length makes it worth the drive.
  • Gjain could be the coolest place on earth. As many people have pointed out, it looks like fairies and elves live here and would have made a good set in one of the Lord of the Rings movies. Waterfalls, pools, lava rocks and it's all in a little valley. It's not easy to find but that's half the fun. Look for short stubby poles in the ground with an orange top.
  • So beautiful. Too bad about the tour busses and Game of Thrones buglers.
  • The waterfalls are simply amazing. I would highly rate this as one of the most beautiful falls I've ever seen, a true paradise that is well worth the drive & hike!