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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

No crowds.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Address

Unnamed Road
Iceland

Features

Waterfalls
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Picnic tables
Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

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