Ring Road Waterfall #2, Iceland

A waterfall along the Ring Road (June 2012)

It’s almost been a year since visiting Iceland, and I miss the scenery.  Sometimes it can be bleak though, especially as you’re driving around the Ring Road (the main road around the island).  There aren’t a whole lot of forests on the island.  But there are a significant number of waterfalls.  There are so many, it becomes easy to ignore some of them.

For example, there are a number of taller waterfalls along the Ring Road.  Some of them are surprisingly beautiful, but there aren’t any designated places to stop.  In some instances, though, I was one of the few people on that stretch of the road, so I essentially just stopped the car in the road. (You can often see the road ahead for a significant distance.)  This waterfall was found along the road between Akureyri and Egilsstaðir, closer to Egilsstaðir.  That is where I noticed most of these “roadside” falls.  There weren’t many of them along the southern portion of the island. (Waterfalls #1 and #3 can be found here.)

Directions:

  1. This waterfall is found along the Ring Road between Akureyri and Egilsstaðir.  If I remember correctly, this waterfall was on the left side of the road as I was headed east.  There were at least two other waterfalls before and after this that were easy to photograph.  There were others I didn’t stop to officially view.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: ~125′ (a guess)
Length of Hike: roadside

Where in the World is Ring Road Waterfall #2?

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