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A classic picturesque waterfall. Don't forget to walk behind the falls!

We loved this waterfall. The best part was that you can go behind the waterfall and look at something so beautiful in a different perspective. Although this place gets pretty... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this waterfall. The best part was that you can go behind the waterfall and look at something so beautiful in a different perspective. Although this place gets pretty busy, it's worth waking up early to see it with less people there. While you're here, don't forget to check out the neighbouring "hidden" waterfall just down the trail (Gljúfrafoss).

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had so much fun walking behind the falls. Bring waterproof gear. You will be soaked if there is any wind. Make sure to get hot chocolate on your way out. Nice public toilets.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had planned a visit here during our trip! On our way to stay in vik we drove straight past it so decided to have a quick visit as the cold weather had meant half of the area was frozen. We also came back on our way back to Reykjavik which was our original plan! It was cool seeing it... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure you take and rain jacket or plastic cover as you will get very wet walking behind the falls, this place is so special!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This waterfall is very picturesque and I have seen it in some classic photos in ads. It was a wonderful feeling to see it in person. You can walk behind it and take pictures from many angles. You will get wet from the mist. Bring your rain jacket, it is fun. You can also walk to the top and see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Iceland has a LOT of waterfalls! There're everywhere and you can see them while driving but this one was one of our favourites one. We walked behind it but it wasn't as nice as we thought it would be. A bit too muddy, cold windy and, obviously, wet. The views are amazing and if you feel like it, you can... More 

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A must stop when visiting Iceland. Make sure you bring your rain pants to walk behind the waterfall!

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only are these a top 10 worldwide waterfall, but Iceland let's you get very personal with the falls by talking behind them. There is no admission. They are accessible 24 hours a day, which makes them a great spot to visit at 4am in the land of midnight sun. Tip: If you are jet lagged, there is no reason... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a lot like the Maid of the Mist boat ride at Niagara falls without the boat...from the getting drenched part that is...even if you don't climb behind the falls you get soaked within 200 feet of it. Be prepared with a rain poncho or another set of clothes to change into. Easy drive on the way to black sand... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of the stops in our South Shore trip in Iceland. The waterfalls is an easy walk from the parking lot and you get to walk behind the waterfalls. Make sure you wear raincoats and boots because you would really get wet. But this is a very nice attraction and exciting too.

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