Kvernufoss Waterfall Hike In South Iceland

by David & Intan

Kvernufoss Waterfall is a less known 30 meter (100 foot) tall hidden waterfall near Skogafoss, in south Iceland.

The hike to the falls is worth it just for the surroundings alone! It feels like you’re in an epic movie scene. I thought I was going to see trolls.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!

Kvernufoss Waterfall Hike

The 20 minute hike from Skogar to Kvernufoss is pretty flat and easy.

It’s a scenic walking path through an incredible green canyon that looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.

Kvernufoss is another waterfall you can walk behind for a different perspective, but waterproof clothes will be handy if you want to go take pictures near the waterfall.

Watch your step too, because the rocks can be really slippery!

Kvernufoss Waterfall and cliffs in Iceland

Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2019.

No entry fee is required to visit Kvernufoss.

How To Get To Kvernufoss Waterfall

Go south along the Ring Road (Route 1) until you reach the Skogar Museum.

From the museum parking lot, it’s a short 15-20 minute hike to the waterfall.

Kvernufoss is about 150 kilometers (90 miles) from Reykjavik, so it can easily be done as a day trip, along with Skogafoss and some other nearby attractions.

The nearby Skogar Museum has some Icelandic turf houses and other neat things that are also worth checking out while you’re here.


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