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Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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All reviews golden circle tour salmon fish ladder parking area quick stop worth a stop viewing platform nice pictures sunny day pales in comparison small restaurant beautiful spot tour buses walk up parking lot the river waterfall
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick stop off at this waterfall during our tour and I'm glad we did, it is really pretty and the salmon ladder was interesting, it's worth a stop off if you are passing!

Thank P Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here early (around 930am) and it was empty! We took advantage of this and got some amazing photos. A must see place for drone people, since there's no restrictions here! We spent about 30 minutes here and that was perfect! You can drive...More

Thank rosegoldmountains
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure it isn't as massive as Gulfoss, but it is still beautiful. It's also often looked over, so that might explain why there were ZERO tourists there when we stopped. We drove right up next to it... walked out and took tons of pictures, and...More

Thank Travis C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This waterfall, though not as impressive in beauty and power as most of the other major ones, has the fish ladder next to it. Unless one comes closer to the falls, the concrete structure can be easily missed. If our guide did not tell us...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the biggest, not the boldest, but certainly worth a visit. These days measuring about 4 metres in height are so pretty. You can get so close to them, even dip your hands into the icy cold glacier water. Along side of them is a...More

Thank jetboyb747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This waterfall isn't far from Gulfoss and is just as beautiful in my opinion. It's relatively undiscovered and a treasure. Go.

Thank Catalina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quick stop as there are no amenities on site. The unique aspect is the "salmon ladder" to the left of the small waterfall, something we had never seen before.

Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

On the way from Gullfoss on the Golden circle we stopped at this amazing falls. The climate changed from heavy rain to hot and sunny between this travel. With bright sun shine the falls looks stunning. Another must place to visit.

Thank Siddharth V
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This waterfall is just off of Route 35 which we traveled while driving the golden circle. Originally we stopped to camp here, as there is a campsite just upstream from the falls. We spent about 30 minutes in the morning exploring and walking around the...More

Thank Isaiah P
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful waterfall, loved and celebrated by the locals, and almost empty all the time. Just off the main road from Reykjavík to Geysir, so well worth a stop. A good place to have a midday picnic and a drink.

Thank Chris H
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