Litlanesfoss, Vesttmannaeyjar



Litlanesfoss, Vesttmannaeyjar





These falls are among the tallest in the world! The hike to get there is pretty extreme as well. This voyage is not for the elderly, a lot of the trails get pretty steep.


Beginning at Egilsstað,ir, head south along Ring Road 1 for a few kilometers. Head right onto Road 931 and drive along another 17 kilometers. Once you reach the junction, continue across the bridge that crosses over the river. After crossing the river take Road 933, this will bring you to a parking area on your right. Park here and begin your hike!


Lagarfljót (also called Lögurinn) is a lake situated in the east of Iceland near Egilsstaðir. Its surface measures 53 square kilometres (20 sq mi) and it is 25 kilometres (16 mi) long; its greatest width is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) and its greatest depth 112 m (367 ft). The River Lagarfljót flows through this lake. The 27 MW Lagarfossvirkjun hydropower station is located at its lower end.

The biggest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur is found near the lake as well as a waterfall, Hengifoss. Hengifoss, at 118 m (387 ft), is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Below it is another waterfall called Litlanesfoss.

As with the Scottish lake Loch Ness, a cryptid serpent, called Lagarfljótsormurinn by locals, is believed by some to live in the depths of Lagarfljót.

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