Waterfall Trail

Duration: 9.5 hours total – 6 hours of hiking
Distance: 16 km  
Operated: 1 June – 30 September
Pick up: Egilsstaðir Airport or your hotel or guesthouse in Egilsstaðir around 8:30 am (first morning flight – optional)
Drop off: Egilsstaðir Airport or your hotel or guesthouse in Egilsstaðir around 7:30 pm (first evening flight– optional)
Departures: Every weekday at 9:30 am and upon request
Departing from: The Wilderness Center
Difficulty: Easy Hard

Group size: 2–15
Minimum age:
Language: gb[1]

54,600 ISK

For guaranteed departure we need a minimum of 2 persons

The Icelandic Wilderness Center is located at the edge of the wilderness by the Jökulsá river which boasts around 15 waterfalls, large and small. No other river in the country has as many waterfalls, and the river’s vertical drop is around 600 meters in only 30 kilometers. After experiencing the Wilderness Exhibition, the walk takes you to the abandoned farm of Kleif, and soon you will catch sight of the lowest of the waterfalls. Daring souls can try their hand at winching themselves across the Jökulsá river by a traditional cableway. As you walk along the river, the falls appear one after the other. You’ll follow a marked trail through a birch wood. The walk from the Center to the Laugarfell Highland Hostel takes about 6 hours. At the hostel you can relax in an outside pool of warm spring water.

Suggested gear

  • Rain jacket or soft shell jacket
  • Rain pants or soft shell pants
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Woollen cap
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Water bottle (but you can also take a sip from some of the natural springs on the way)
  • Camera

We provide

  • Fully guided tour 
  • Access to the natural hot spring 
  • Admission to the Wilderness exhibition
  • A packed lunch and refreshments


  • Pick up and drop off at the airport (Price: 12,400 ISK)
  • Extra night before or after the tour at the Wilderness Center.
  • Get in touch to book an extra night / pick up through [email protected] or call us on tel. +354 440 8822