Vatnsleysufoss

(Faxafoss, Faxi)

Vatnsleysufoss or Faxafoss (also called Faxi) is a very beautiful waterfall in the river Tungufljót near Reykholt in Iceland and is part of the Golden Circle. From Selfoss take road 35 to Reykholt. After Reyholt is another 7 kilometer before there is a small road to the right heading to the Vatnsleysufoss (Faxi).

Vatnsleysufoss (Faxi) is easy to reach and you can park the car almost in front of the waterfall. Vatnsleysufoss or Faxi is located in the river Tungufljót and plunges down over 7 meters, very impressive to see. Maybe not because of the height but the waterfall is almost 80 meters wide.

The river Tungufljót finds it origin in lake Sandvatnn and ends in the river Hvita, one of the major rivers in Iceland.

Vatnsleysufoss (Faxi) is named after the farm Vatnsleysa and means “shortage of water”

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About Vatnsleysufoss

CountryIceland
RegionSuðurland, Árnessýsla
LocationHrunamannahreppur
RiverTungufljót
Height7m
Latitude64.225634
Longitude-20.337881
Best visitSummer
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