(Rjúkandifoss, Rjukandafoss)


Rjúkandi (also named Rjúkandifoss)  is one of the taller waterfalls in the northern parts of Iceland located north-east of Egilsstaðir, along ring road 1.

When driving from Egilsstaðir to Myvatn on road 1, after 49 kilometer there is a parking at the right side of the road. Beside the parking you can see Rjúkandifoss falling down from the mountainside.

The river Ysta-Rjúkandi cascades down from the mountains over approximately 140 meter. Rjúkandi can be quite nice in summertime when a lot of snow is feeding the river creating a wild waterfall. 

When we visited Iceland in 2011 we made a roundtrip along ring road 1 and this waterfall didn’t impressed me very much. But we stopped and made several pictures of Rjúkandi in a desolated area.
From the roadside you already have a good view but you also can walk up the waterfall for some better views. A pity we didn’t do that.

Nice to mention that there are several nice waterfalls near Egilsstaðir you have to visit: Hengifoss, Litlanesfoss, Fardagafoss and the Gufufoss.

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About Rjúkandi

LocationJökuldalur, Egilsstaðir

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WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Hengifoss (Fjotsdalsheidi) 33 km
Tófufoss 34 km
Litlanesfoss 34 km
Strutsfoss 47 km
Faxi (Laugarfell) 53 km

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WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
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Strutsfoss 47 km
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