Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  South Region  /  Thingvellir  /  Oxararfoss

Oxararfoss, Thingvellir

4.5
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Oxararfoss
Öxarárfoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈœksarˌaurˌfɔsː]) is a waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá [ˈalˌmanːaˌcauː]. The pool at the base of the waterfall is filled with rocks and is often extremely icy during winter.

The waterfall is one of the main attractions of Þingvellir National Park and there is a path from the nearby car park leading up to it.
Our Thingvellir itinerary planner makes visiting Oxararfoss and other Thingvellir attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Oxararfoss reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
300 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Lovely waterfall, where many an unfortunate criminal met his or her end, and along the main path along The Wall. 
    Lovely waterfall, where many an unfortunate criminal met his or her end, and along the main path along The Wall.  more »
  • Our friends walked through the gorge from the visitors center and we drove down to the small parking lot by this falls. It’s about a pleasant 10 minute walk on mostly new wide wooden walkway to the... 
    Our friends walked through the gorge from the visitors center and we drove down to the small parking lot by this falls. It’s about a pleasant 10 minute walk on mostly new wide wooden walkway to the...  more »
  • We stopped here with a tour group to visit the national park. The waterfall was the last stop of our trip. We were lucky enough to see a rainbow while visiting the falls. There was a parking lot near....  more
    We stopped here with a tour group to visit the national park. The waterfall was the last stop of our trip. We were lucky enough to see a rainbow while visiting the falls. There was a parking lot near....  more »
Google
  • One of the best waterfall in Iceland because of the amount of water and how close you are to it. The path to get to it it's charming. You have different parking lots. We used the further one and i recommended it. However the beginning was slippery (April) because of the snow and ice.
  • Hike that includes rivers, waterfalls, bridges over water. It's a choose your own length walk so almost everyone can find a length that works for them. There are multiple parking lots with WC (restrooms) at almost every lot. The trails are well maintained and the WC were clean with running water. It was never too crowded since there are so many trail choices.
  • There's a great hike around Thingveiller and this is one of the first waterfalls one might see in Iceland if they embark on the Golden Circle. While it is not as large as some of the other waterfalls, it is still a beautiful place to visit as one can get up close to the water. Make sure to pay the parking fee in the parking lot, which one can now do digitally.
  • Beautiful waterfall and landscape around. You have easy park for walking with all family and it may be very nice time here, but If you want to see just this point so will more close for you to park at parking 2.
  • If you are a fan of the movie series "Game of Thrones" you may recognize the waterfall and the surrounding. But if you're not- no problem. It will be also amazing for you. We had seen him in wintertime and now in summertime. But which season is better? I don't really know. Each season has his own beauty.

Plan your trip to Thingvellir

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.