The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá river, cascades down a two million year old cliff in a narrow valley into two waterfalls, the first one called Granni or “neighbour” and the second and bigger one is the beautiful and magnificent Háifoss or the “high waterfall”.
Háifoss is the third highest waterfall in Iceland, about 122 meters high and is located on the edge of the highlands near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The view over this stunning waterfall with the beauty of the icelandic nature in the background makes this place the perfect location for photography.
The cliffs from the viewpoint over the waterfall are very high so use caution when going close to the edges.
The drive from Reykjavík is about 2 hours (135km). From Reykjavík: Ring road nr. 1 head east towards Selfoss. After passing the town Selfoss take road nr. 30 on the left. Drive for about 17 km and then turn right on road nr 32. Then drive about 45 km through Þjórsárdalur valley to Háifoss. There is a gravel parking lot and from there the hike to the falls is about 800 meters long. The road in Þjórsárdalur is a gravel road and requires a 4X4 jeep.
Another option would be to hike from the historical farm Stöng to the Waterfall and visit Gjáin on the way. The hike takes about 5-6 hours.
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