At 122 metres, Háifoss is Iceland's fourth highest waterfall and is located in a relatively remote area near the Hekla volcano. Just a few dozen metres to the right of the main Háifoss stream, the smaller Granni waterfall flows down the rocks.

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The two waterfalls are formed by the Fossá River, which at this point flows down from the plateau into the valley and continues lazily into the sea. As Háifoss is located in a desolate landscape somewhat away from the main tourist streams, you'll have a quiet place to visit and enjoy the solitude of the landscape to the full.

How to get there?

Ideally, combine a visit to the waterfall with a trip to the Rainbow Mountains, as it is close to the road leading to them. From the main tarmac road number 32, turn off onto a dirt road marked 332 with a small signpost pointing to Haifoss. At the first junction, turn right again and then continue for another 3.5 km or so until you reach a small turning on the left, which is right by the falls.

Road 332 is hardly passable for conventional cars, ideally you should go here with a 4x4. In winter it is impassable altogether.

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