Hrísvaðsfoss is a waterfall in the Northwest of Iceland and is located downstream of the big and famous Dynjandi.
Walking up to the famous an one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Norway Dynjandi you pass several other small waterfall in the river Dynjandisa. The Dynjandi walking trail leads from the parking lot along: Bæjarfoss, Hundafoss, Hrísvaðsfoss, Göngumannafoss, Strompgljúfrafoss, Hæstajallafoss and finally one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland Dynjandi. The walk to Dynjandi takesabout 15 minutes.
Hrísvaðsfoss is being fed by melting water from Dynjandisheiði, a mountain plateau with a glacier, and then flows via Dynjandisvogur in the Arnarfjörður.
All waterfalls can’t be found of a map and are between 2-6 meters high, except the great Dynjandi with a height of 100 meters. What makes this waterfall so wonderful and special is the shape and the wide: 30 meters wide on top and 60 meters wide at the bottom.
The Dynjandi walking trail can be found at the westfjords along road 60. From road take road 60 and follow road for 250 kilometers. You can’t miss the parking for the waterfall. Although it is far away the visit to Dynjandi is worthwhile. When we were in Iceland, unfortunately we had limited time so we missed the Dynjandi walking trail. Next time I certainly will visit it.
There are so many waterfalls in the region but also nice to visit: Stokkur and Úðafoss.