Vígabjargsfoss or Vigabergsfoss is one of the many powerful waterfalls/rapids in the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. Vígabjargsfos is located in the north east of Iceland east of Reykjahlid.

Vígabjargsfoss is part of the Diamond Circle, a popular tourist route around Húsavík and Lake Mývatn in North Iceland. From the ring road, take the 864, a dirt road, for 36 kilometers. Very dusty, but really cool to drive.

Upstream (9 kilometers) the river Jökulsá á Fjollum you will find the famous Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

Vígabjargsfoss is located in Iceland’s second largest river Jökulsá á Fjollum (206 kilometers) fed by the glacier Vatnajökull. The muddy water squeezes itself through a narrow canyon with an average volume of 193 m3 per second and ends in the Arctic Ocean. The area is part of the Jökulsárgljúfur (glacier river gorge), since 1945 and one of the four National Parks of Iceland.

It is well worth to take a short detour across an interesting crater in the landscape.  This crater is one of hundreds on the country’s longest eruptive fissur (80 km).  On the western brink of the canyon, river Jokulsa eroded another crater, showing its guts.

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About Vígabjargsfoss

CountryWaterfalls in Iceland
RegionNorðurland, Norður-Þingeyjarsýsla
LocationHúsavík - Ásbyrgi
RiverJökulsá á Fjöllum
Best visitSummer

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