Rjukandafoss (Borgarnes)


The Rjúkandafoss is a waterfall in the eastern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, in the west of Iceland. The river Sátudalsá drops down over appr. 20 meters and is situated in a desolate landscape.

The river Sátudalsá  has its origins between the 512 meter high Sáta and Svínafell (367 meters). It flows first into the river  Höfðaá, further on called Haffjarðará and eventually it flows into the river Faxafloi.

There is a trail that goes to the waterfall but is hard to find. In summertime there is hardly any water in the Rjúkandafoss.

The waterfall is located near Rauðamelsölkelda, not far from road 54. Driving west on road 54 from Bogarnes there is a turn at Gerðuberg (after the junction with road 55) heading to Rauðamelskirkja. From there the trail takes 4,5 kilometers.

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About Rjukandafoss (Borgarnes)

RegionVesturland, Snæfells- og Hnappadalssýsla
LocationBorgarnes - Vegamót
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