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Approximately 5 hours
Meals not included
Board a motorcoach for the 30-minute drive to Egilsstaðir. Continue to the trailhead, passing Lagarfljot -- Iceland's third-largest lake, which lies 330 feet below sea level and is home to a legendary creature along the lines of the Loch Ness monster.
Once you reach Hengifoss Waterfall -- Iceland's third-highest fall at 394 feet -- the path ascends 1.5 miles to the base of the falls, traveling through a basalt gorge.
Just below Hengifoss is a smaller waterfall -- the 100-foot-tall Litlanesfoss. A whitewater stream tumbles towards the lake below, while the red-striped cliffs are laced with smaller waterfalls -- a lovely scene indeed.
Take in the views of Lagarfljot and the Hallormsstadarskogur Forest from the base of the falls. More than 40 tree species grow here.
Following a short stop in Egilsstaðir, you'll head back to Seyðisfjörður and the ship.
The hike is very strenuous -- a grade 4 hike (with 5 being the most difficult). Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Please realistically assess your physical fitness and ability before booking, as the walk is uphill, over unpaved, rough walking tracks with many steps. The hike to the waterfall is 1.5 hours up and one hour back. Wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers. Bring bottled water.