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Located in southern Iceland, this small valley contains breathtaking waterfalls and volcanic formations.
Eldborg, Svartsengi, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Þjórsárdalur after getting sick of dealing with the crowds mobbing the more we’ll known bits of the Golden Circle. There seem to be several ways to get to Gjáin. We came in via short hike from Stöng (a worthwhile visit by itself). We...More

Thank Bernard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite stops on our tour around Iceland. To get there you have to drive down a bumpy road that is pretty much nothing but empty rock and old lava fields. Then you reach this place and its a beautiful oasis to greet...More

Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pretty excited about seeing this place. the pictures on the internet were amazing! We had a great weather day - and I was not disappointed! My first glimpse over the edge was great. I could not wit to get down there and start...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! We had a gorgeous day and I know that certainly helped with its presentation. As we parked and peaked over the edge - it really was a magical feeling! It is like a haven in and among the cliffs. Water flowing from...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find but bumpy to get to. Beautiful little valley and very easy hike. We had the place to ourselves most morning. Don't rush, bring some sandwiches and enjoy the moment!

Thank wlaw102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite a bumpy drive down a dirt track that barely qualifies as a road. As a result, it is not recommended to attempt this in a vehicle without 4x4. The reward for making it to the end is a really lovely small valley with...More

Thank Gathers-N0-Moss
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We were heading for the longhouse at Stong, missed the first turning and took the second. It was a narrow very bumpy track through the lava field definitely only for 4x4s. We saw cars parked at a small hut and drove over to see why...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had a great time at these falls. The road to these falls were rocky. It took a while to get to this one but once we were there we spent a good amount of time walking down to the falls and exploring the bottom...More

1  Thank Leroy1988
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Have you ever been to Rivendell from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings? I did! Gjáin is a magical place, not yet well known, so you can wander without trouble. I never belived so harsh Icelandic weather can allow such beautiful valley to emerge. Do...More

Thank Jakub S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wow, this is reallly a stunnig place! Beautiful. You have to drive a gravel road (must have a 4x4) to get here. When you arrive and look down, you wil understand the drive was really worth it. It is as from a fairy tail, magical....More

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Response from aliciaroset | Reviewed this property |
The road to Gjain is extremely rough. We had a lighter 4x4 vehicle and even we had a hard time. Probably one of the worst non-F roads we encountered. That being said, it's not illegal to try to take a 2 wheel drive vehicle... More
Ciera A
24 May 2016|
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Response from Wombough |
There aren't any 4x4 signs for the road to Haifoss but there are for Gjain. In my opinion, a 4x4 would be a good idea for both drives. The road to haifoss has a ton of very large potholes and large rocks to clear. If its... More