Day 3 – September 1, 2016
After packing up and leaving Hotel Hella, we headed to our first waterfall! The parking lot was packed, and there were a handful of tourist buses. We found ourselves a spot and walked down the dirt path to the base of Skógafoss. All the way from the parking lot, we could see a huge, vibrant rainbow spanning the waterfall. Most of the tourists were gathered at the bottom taking photos, we opted to make our way to the top first.
To the right of the waterfall was a combination of dirt paths and wood stairs that take you to the top. Some parts were steeper than others, but it didn’t take us long to get there.
Further back there were more waterfalls, but you had to climb up and over a very steep wooden ladder. The view beyond revealed tons of green pastures and some smaller waterfalls. There were more hiking paths along the water, through the pastures, but we decided to descend.
On the way down, we found a dirt path that led to a small overhang with an incredible (and scary) view of Skógafoss.
Once at the bottom, we made our way to the base of the waterfall for some fun photos of the rainbow.