Hike to Hengifoss Waterfall

  • Port

    Eskifjordur, Iceland

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Board a motor coach for the 75-minute drive to Hengifoss Waterfall. Along the way, you'll pass Lagarfljot -- Iceland's third-largest lake. Interestingly, the lake lies at 330 feet below sea level, and is home to its own version of the Loch Ness monster.

At Hengifoss Waterfall, follow the footpath 1½ miles uphill through a basalt gorge to the base of the falls. A whitewater stream tumbles towards the lake below while the red-striped cliffs are laced with smaller waterfalls -- a lovely scene indeed.

From the base of the falls, take in the views of Lagarfljot and the Hallormsstadarskogur Forest.

Your return route travels past a government forestry station that is home to more than 40 different species of trees, including Iceland's tallest tree.


Participants must be in a good physical condition. Wear sturdy walking shoes. The walking path consists of grass and gravel and the walk is medium difficulty for those with a good level of fitness. (Walking difficulty is 4 out of 5, with 5 being the most difficult). This area is very remote, not all guides are professional but all have excellent knowledge of the area. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator. Please see the EXC Tours staff on board. You cannot use a car seat from the USA or elsewhere as it will not meet the stricter European safety standards.