Eyjabakkafoss

Eyjabakkafoss is a waterfall in the river Jökulsá á Fljótsdal and is about 10 meters high. The waterfall is located in the east of Iceland near mount Snæfell.

From Egilsstadir in the east of Iceland take road 931 along lake Lagarfljot. At the end of the lake turn right on road 910 (Austurleid). Follow this road for 45 kilometers driving closer to mountSnæfell. Road 910 is only for 4WD and I saw a warnig for crossing dangerous rivers!

Until the river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal was developed for hydroelectric production, it fed a number of powerful waterfalls. Although their volume has diminished, the hike upstream from the old Kleiffarmstead is still enjoyable. You go through the birch bushes of Kleifarskógur, pass the waterfalls of Gjögurfossar and Faxi and up to Kirkjufoss, the highest of all the falls in the river. Farther up, you also get to Hrakstrandarfoss and Eyjabakkafoss, which is just below the old ford over the river.

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About Eyjabakkafoss

CountryIceland
RegionAusturland, Norður-Múlasýsla
LocationFljótsdalur
RiverJökulsá á Fljótsdal
Height10m
Latitude64.804296
Longitude-15.422065
Best visitSummer
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