Gufufoss waterfall in Iceland is like the long lost twin of the famous Skogafoss waterfall.
The wide falls end in a rocky river that makes it look really similar to Skogafoss, and the cliffs surrounding the waterfall even look the same.This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
Visiting Gufufoss Waterfall
The major difference between Gufufoss and Skogafoss is that this one is remote and MUCH less crowded.
Skogafoss usually has hundreds of visitors at any given time, but Gufufoss was completely empty when I went there.
At Gufufoss, it’s also possible to hike up to the top of the cliff and take photos from there, but I was content to just take photos from the bottom by the river.
This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs if you’re getting exhausted driving through east Iceland.
No parking fee or entrance fee is required.
How To Get To Gufufoss Waterfall
Gufufoss is located about 700 kilometers (430 miles) from Reykjavik, way off in eastern Iceland, but it’s a short detour from the Ring Road.
If you’re coming from the little town of Seydisfjordur it’s a 5 minute drive, or a 45 minute walk with about 150 meters of elevation gain. It’s an uphill walk from town, but not super hard. There is some space to walk beside the road.
You don’t need 4 wheel drive to visit Gufufoss; any 2 wheel drive vehicle can reach the parking lot, where it’s just a 5 minute walk to the waterfall.