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Beautiful falls

The hike (wide, gravel path) took us 30 minutes to get there. There are other hikes in the area... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Dallas, Texas
Beautiful Geology

Lac Polaire is a beautiful waterfall with amazing basalt formations. You hike an uphill trail from... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The hike (wide, gravel path) took us 30 minutes to get there. There are other hikes in the area. Good 1-1.5 hour activity.

Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Lac Polaire is a beautiful waterfall with amazing basalt formations. You hike an uphill trail from the Vatnajokull visitor center. Great pictures

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Accessible from the Vatnajokull visitors centre (parking is about 700kr, pay inside the visitor centre) this is one of two trails which are open to everyone at any skill level. The trip to the waterfall is uphill and there is a secondary waterfall about half...More

Thank kathinated
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is very average but if you have the time it is worth doing. The walk is very easy and you can see nice flowers on the way.

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We spent the night before in our car in the parking lot of Skaftafell so we had a chance to start early. If the sky is clear you have a lovely view of mountains and you pass another beautiful waterfall Hundafoss. At the end of...More

1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great viewing platform to watch the falls upclose. Although it is roped off to get very close there were loads of tourists crossing ropes and going right up to falls making a good picture difficult at times. Hiked it wth a 3 year old in...More

Thank kingmodiddy
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I loved this waterfall more than any of the others I've seen in Iceland. It is not the biggest and is ore of walk up (allow an hour and a half for a round trip with a bit of time at the fall). The basalt...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a beautiful park and an easy-moderate walk and climb along a route of apx. 2.5 kilometers. The beautiful Svartifoss awaits at the end of the route, and along the way, there are several other, smaller, waterfalls. The other part of the park leads...More

2  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Take a short 40 min hike to the top of the mountain to view the falls surrounded by basalt columns. It is a great view made all the better by the hike up to it. The picture I attached is from the hiking trail to...More

1  Thank U N
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I think this is the same as Svartifoss. Nice hike but strainuous. Nice glacier view. Must see but be aware this wal is not easy.

Thank Patricia R
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