Waterfalls and Secret Lagoon

Driving through Iceland’s longest river-valley Þjórsárdalur, the glacial river Þjórsá with the notorious volcano Hekla 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 Hjálparfoss
The peaceful Hjálparfoss

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.

Next up is a stop to see the ruins of Stöng, a Viking settlement farm, excavated in 1939. Close by lies one of nature’s masterpieces called Gjáin. A mix of lavish vegetation and small waterfalls, surrounded by columnar basalt formations, result in a wonderful oasis.

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.

The Secret Lagoon After a day on the highlands we strongly recommend warming up at the wonderful Secret Lagoon. Built in a highly geothermal area the Secret Lagoon is a natural pool perfect for recuperating after a long day. The all-natural hot-spring water stays at 38°-40°C (101-104°F). A little geyser that erupts every 5 minutes adds spice to the experience and during some winter evenings the northern light can be amazing.

Highlights of the Canyons tour:

  • Local guide
  • Drive through the beautiful Þjórsárdalur valley
  • Hjálparfoss Waterfall
  • Historical site Stöng
  • Gjáin gorge
  • View of  volcano Hekla
  • Háifoss, the second highest waterfall in Iceland
  • Granni waterfall
  • Secret Lagoon

Difficulty Ratings: Easy

Remember to bring: Your camera, warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves. good shoes, swimsuit and towel.

Secret Local Adventures offers pick up and drop off service over the whole southern part of Iceland

and from all of our major partners.

Duration: 6 – 7 hours from Fludir

Duration: 7 – 8 hours from Selfoss

Duration: 8 – 9 hours from Reykjavík

Season: All seasons
Up to 6 passengers

For larger groups please book by email
Price per person: ISK 37.990.-

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