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Gljúfursárfoss

The Gljúfursárfoss waterfall runs down a colorful ravine just below the parking lot. The waterfall is about 45 meters high and very beautiful.

The river Gljúfursá used to be a major obstacle to travelers heading east over Hellisheiði. Many accidents occurred when people tried to cross the river by foot or on horseback.

You can also walk along the river to the old bridge over Gljúfursá, built around 1900 and was a great improvement at the time. The story goes that construction began on the bridge after a man on horseback died while attempting to cross the river during winter.

A marked hiking path leads from the parking lot along the river Gljúfursá, and around Drangsnes.

Gljúfursárfoss
GPS Points N65° 45' 8.934" W14° 40' 45.533"
Postal code

691

Road number

917

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Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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