Gjáin and Háifoss
Driving through Iceland’s longest river-valley, the glacial river Þjórsá with the notorious Hekla volcano looming above is a magical experience. On this tour we follow Fossá, a spring-water river emerging from the Icelandic highlands. Pursuing off-road trails, our massive trucks take us to various locations.
The peaceful and unique Hjálparfoss is a photographer’s delight. The waterfall is split in two with a beautiful pond in front. Surrounded by marvelous rock formations the area can be quite inspiring.
Higher up the river there are two neighboring waterfalls, Háifoss and Granni. Háifoss, with its 122 meter (400 feet) drop is Iceland’s second highest waterfall. Standing above the huge gorge that the waterfalls have carved is simply breathtaking.
Although concentrating on these three waterfalls, this trip also gives passengers a chance to explore the contrast of Iceland’s diverse nature, the lush Þjórsárdalur Valley and the barren, rocky highlands above.
Gjáin is a short ravine valley, a short distance from the ruins of the ancient farm to Stöng in Tjórsárdalur. There is a footpath. Rauðá falls into two main waterfalls at the heart of Gjánni and flows into Fossá opposite Reykholt. The larger waterfall is called Gjárfoss. Clear springs of reefs in Gjánni, rocky and verdant vegetation, such as mosses, grasses, willows, heather, heather and birch, with happy bird life in summer. The Gjáin is considered to be the most peaceful and most beautiful places of Þjórsárdalur.
Remember to bring
- Your camera
- warm outdoor clothing
- waterproof jacket and pants
- good shoes.
- HUGE SMILE 🙂