Stuðlafoss

Stuðlafoss is a waterfall in a sideriver of the Jökulsá á Fljótsdal called Laugará and is about 15 meters high. Stuðlafoss 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 30 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 about 3,5 kilometers walking towards the river.

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.

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About Stuðlafoss

CountryIceland
RegionAusturland, Norður-Múlasýsla
LocationEgilsstaðir - Fljótsdalur - Snæfell
RiverLaugara
Height15m
Latitude64.892180
Longitude-15.327058
Best visitEarly summer-Summer
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