Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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  • spitzy135
    933 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underrated Beautiful Waterfall
    We saw this waterfall as part of our Golden Circle Tour. It wasn’t crowded, and doesn’t seem to get as much attention as some of the others in Iceland. But we loved every waterfall we’ve seen, each has its own special beauty and character. It not as big as Gullfoss or some of the others, but it is very wide and in a very scenic area. What’s nice is you can easily get very close to these falls and feel the mist and its power. It’s actually nice to visit a beautiful waterfall without fighting the crowds!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Abi Y
    Dunkeswell, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely beautiful waterfall
    I can't believe this waterfall isn't listed on all the tours, it's beautiful! Lovely waterfall with easy access to great viewing points. We visited with a tour group so we didn't have to pay any additional entry fee. I am really pleased they took us to this one, it was beautiful and so quiet. We were literally the only people there.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
  • CSNZ
    Singapore River, Singapore567 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, worth the visit at dawn.
    In winter, the falls are partially frozen, leading to a gorgeous and surreal waterfall. Pictures explain everything - also there is an excellent photo point, a small tree beside the water on the right of the path. The morning sunrise makes for an amazing sight.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 December 2023
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Philippa W
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Super 'small' waterfall near to where we stayed. Just needs a quick visit, but worth a look if you are passing. Pretty much had it to ourselves.
Written 3 April 2024
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Runnerny2244
Smyrna, GA1,077 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This place is really cool to see. You pay to get in by the car. It’s not a long stop, but worth it if you are in the area. You get a great view from where you park.
Written 17 February 2024
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CSNZ
Singapore River, Singapore567 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
In winter, the falls are partially frozen, leading to a gorgeous and surreal waterfall. Pictures explain everything - also there is an excellent photo point, a small tree beside the water on the right of the path.

The morning sunrise makes for an amazing sight.
Written 7 December 2023
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Abi Y
Dunkeswell, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I can't believe this waterfall isn't listed on all the tours, it's beautiful!

Lovely waterfall with easy access to great viewing points. We visited with a tour group so we didn't have to pay any additional entry fee.

I am really pleased they took us to this one, it was beautiful and so quiet. We were literally the only people there.
Written 28 November 2023
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spitzy135
Buffalo, NY933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We saw this waterfall as part of our Golden Circle Tour. It wasn’t crowded, and doesn’t seem to get as much attention as some of the others in Iceland. But we loved every waterfall we’ve seen, each has its own special beauty and character.

It not as big as Gullfoss or some of the others, but it is very wide and in a very scenic area. What’s nice is you can easily get very close to these falls and feel the mist and its power. It’s actually nice to visit a beautiful waterfall without fighting the crowds!
Written 9 October 2023
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Anthony
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg208 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Probably the least memorable waterfall we visited during our trip.
It was a windy and rainy day + the 700isk fee to enter the private domain for a 5 min stop was not worth it for us.
Maybe if you have a beautiful sunny day, it would made the detour more enjoyable.
Still, it's quite a wide waterfall and it's a very easy short hike.
Written 27 May 2023
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Sergio S
Birmingham, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Very nice place, randomly found from Sellfoss, only 15 minutes drive, nobody there, carpark cheap enough.
Written 2 April 2023
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The Faxi waterfall is on the Golden Circle circuit but for some reason it is not always included in Golden Circle itineraries, having been before we decided to see the waterfall again. Something we like is that it is possible to get very close to the falls which are accessible by steps and a slope down to the water's edge which was quite treacherous after fresh snowfall on top of an icy layer. Being so close we could feel the vibration of the the thundering waterfall only a few metres away. It is a shame that Faxi isn't always rated as a top draw attraction but as for us it is a major highlight on a visit to the area.
Written 12 February 2023
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH6,803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Faxi (Vatusleysufass) is only a 5 minute detour and definitely worth it. There is a small fee to enter and they do have toilets. We took in the view from above then drove down to the lower parking lot. It along powerful falls that has a fish ladder. We saw a fisherman pull a big fish out of the water. Interesting feature is that the river takes a hard left turn at the bottom of the falls
Written 7 October 2022
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Megan K
Chicago, IL44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A less crowded Golden Circle stop! Faxi waterfall has a parking lot. At the end of the parking lot you can see the waterfall, but then you walk down a little foot path to get to a better look out point. Very scenic and secluded.
Written 8 August 2022
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