Slaedufoss

(Slæðufoss)

Slæðufoss is a waterfall in a sideriver of the Jökulsá á Fljótsdal called Laugará and is about 5 meters high and means Veil. Slæðufoss is located in the east of Iceland near mount Snæfell, 1 kilometer south of another beautiful waterfall Faxi. Faxi is a beautiful scenic waterfall, one of the more photogenic waterfalls in Iceland. Therefore worthwhile to visit.

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 35 kilometers driving closer to mount Snæfell. Road 910 is only for 4WD and I saw a warning for crossing dangerous rivers! From the road it is a short walk over a path to the waterfall.

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. Further up, you also get to Hrakstrandarfoss and Eyjabakkafoss, which is just below the old ford over the river.

Laugará is a sideriver with two nice waterfalls Stuðlafoss and Slæðufoss, close to each other.

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About Slaedufoss

CountryIceland
RegionAusturland, Norður-Múlasýsla
LocationEgilstaðir - Fljótsdalur - Snæfell
RiverLaugará
Height5m
Latitude64.884181
Longitude-15.375024
Best visitEarly summer-summer
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