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Hjalparfoss, South Region

#24 of 47 in Nature in South Region
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hjálparfoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈçaul̥parˌfɔsː]) is one of several waterfalls in the south of Iceland situated in the lava fields north of the stratovolcano Hekla near the point where the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá join. Hjálparfoss is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of the village Flúðir and can be reached by a gravel road off Route 32 that winds through the Vikrar lava fields. About 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Hjálparfoss lies Þjófafoss; further east are Háifoss on the Fossá and Tangafoss on the Þjórsá.

Just downstream from Hjálparfoss is Iceland's second-largest hydroelectric power station, Búrfellsstöð.
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  • Come in June, when the hills are painted with lupines. They might be an endangered species, but they speak of Icelandic history and the passing of generations. Think of them as the artwork of the...  more »
  • Beautiful and easy to reach with a soft walk from the place where you leave the car. I visited this waterfall during a bright August morning and I could admire an amazing landscape made of beautiful.....  more »
  • Wow! Amazing!!! We were there after 6pm and all alone! This is the most beautiful rock formations I have ever seen. The canyon walls look like dragons rising up out of the ground. The waterfall is impressive. A must do!
  • Absolutely beautiful falls. You can walk down almost all the way to the falls. Not super busy.

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