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Oxararfoss, Thingvellir

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Öxarárfoss is a waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá. The pool at the base of the waterfall is filled with rocks and is often extremely icy during winter.

The waterfall is one of the main attractions of Þingvellir National Park and there is a path from the nearby car park leading up to it.
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  • It was beautiful to see frozen. Easy to access from multiple parking spots. Not a fan of the dumb tourist who did not respect the boundries and were climbing up the side. 1st ruined any...  more »
  • This waterfall is a single drop into a cascade below and is very close to Reykjavik. We stopped here on our way back from a day trip and it was very pleasant and relaxing. Seemed to be very popular...  more »
  • Gorgeous waterfall with several spots to take photographs of it if you're.. adventurous... 😂 Easy 1/5 difficulty hike to get there that takes max 15-20 minutes in my opinion. Touristy but still a nice Foss! 😍
  • Really pretty waterfall in an area with fascinating historical significance. The park is easy to drive to. Parking is paid, but with the app it’s cheap and super easy. There is a boardwalk to the waterfall which makes access a breeze. And getting to witness the continental divide in person is absolutely incredible. Definitely worth the trip here!

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