Share:

Ægissíõufoss Waterfall

Other,

Start Exploring
Ægissíõufoss Waterfall

Share:

Advertisement
  • Ægissíõufoss has a small parking area with a picnic bench. - Ægissíõufoss Waterfall
  • A short path beyond a gate leads to the cliffside overlooking the falls.- Ægissíõufoss Waterfall
  • The track to Ægissíõufoss.- Ægissíõufoss Waterfall
  • The scenic falls along the Ytri-Rangá combined with the lack of crowds at this fall make it a photogenic spot.- Ægissíõufoss Waterfall
  • The Ytri-Rangá River.- Ægissíõufoss Waterfall
  • Ægissíõufoss.- Ægissíõufoss Waterfall
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
No crowds.
Cons: 
None.
Advertisement
Region:
Other,
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Adventure Description

Adventure Description

Pro Contributor

Ægissíõufoss (Aegissioufoss by some keyboard limitations) is an often overlooked waterfall in the southwest of Iceland. Lying along the meandering Ytri-Rangá River, the falls are less than a 10-minute drive from the town of Hella along Iceland's Highway 1. Cascading down a V-shaped cropping of rock, views over the scenic falls are accessible by a short walk down a dirt track to get to the cliff overlooking the river. 

Visible year round, the Ytri-Rangá is spring-fed and has a constant flow, with the peak flow occurring in the spring from the winter runoff. A fish ladder has also been constructed on the edge of the falls, aiding the river's salmon population.

While the small car parking area with a picnic bench is located on the west side of the river, a flat hiking trail from the town of Hella leads to a bench overlooking the falls from the east side.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(2 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(7 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
Become a pioneer and be the first to add this adventure to your Bucket List
Who's Done It
Have you done this adventure? If so, be the first to check this adventure off your list.
Submission by
Pro Contributor
410 Adventures Explored
410 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info