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Hjálparfoss Tours

Located in the Þjórsádalur Valley with a spectacular backdrop of volcanic Hekla in southern Iceland, Hjálparfoss is unique among Iceland’s scores of dramatic waterfalls as it has a double fall shooting over 10-m (31-ft) basalt cliffs into a bubbling plunge pool below. Divided by a rocky lava outcrop, the waters race from the confluence of the rivers Þjórsá and Fossá amid bizarre rock formations, all surrounded by relatively fertile grasslands where Icelandic ponies still roam in summer. The lava-strewn landscape is the result of long-term activity by Hekla, which the island’s most active volcano. A visit to Hjálparfoss is often combined with tours of the volcanic uplands of the Landmannalauger, where hot springs form natural thermal pools that are perfect for bathing – even in the middle of winter.

Practical Info

Hjálparfoss is a 90-minute drive east from Reykjavik down a gravel track off Road 32. It is easily accessed from the car park by a maintained, stepped pathway. Take insect repellent when visiting in summer. Plans to make the waterfall path wheelchair-accessible are underway. 

Tours & Tickets

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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Hekla volcano is one of Iceland’s most extraordinary geological wonders. When you join this 9-hour 4X4 superjeep tour, it will give you a chance to walk on ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $424.70
Landmannalaugar Hot Springs and Hike in the Highlands, Reykjavik, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Landmannalaugar Hot Springs and Hike in the Highlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

The wonder of Southern Iceland! This journey takes you through the beautiful countryside of southern Iceland and the central highlands. See colorful mountains ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $207.58
Private Tour: Iceland Highlands, Landmannalaugar, and Hekla Day Trip by Jeep, Reykjavik, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Iceland Highlands, Landmannalaugar, and Hekla Day Trip by Jeep

Enjoy this private day trip from Reykjavik and take in the magical beauty of Icelandic highlands and lowlands, stopping by natural wonders en-route to ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $309.87

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