Kvernufoss Waterfall - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel in South Iceland


Kvernufoss Waterfall

Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Drive from hotel

45 min





Kvernufoss is a hidden waterfall near the larger cascade at Skógafoss. Though Skógafoss is more well-known, Kvernufoss is worth visiting. To access the falls, you need to find the trail that starts from behind the Skógasafn museum. You will follow the path along the river Kverna through a gorge until you reach the falls. The hike to Kvernufoss is relatively easy and takes only about 20 minutes. Kvernufoss is 30 m high (98 ft) and a bit similar to Seljalandsfoss. In fact, you can actually walk behind Kvernufoss in the summer months. We highly recommend this short hike to our guests; the beauty of the waterfall is worth the walk.

FAQ about Kvernufoss Waterfall


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The waterfall is in a hidden canyon near the small village of Skógar. From the car park at the Skógar museum look to the right and you will see a path that leads to the waterfall Kvernufoss. 

There is no fee to go see the waterfall. We do ask that you please respect the farmers’ land that you will cross to get to the waterfall. Please do not litter.

Yes, it is possible to walk behind the waterfall in the summer months. Give it a try – the view is lovely.

Distances from Kvernufoss Waterfall

It takes approximately 45 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to the waterfall. From the  Skógasafn museum it takes approximately 20 minutes to hike to the waterfall.

It takes approximately 2 hours to drive from Reykjavík to Kvernufoss. 

It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from Seljalandsfoss to Kvernufoss. 

It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from Reynisfjara to Kvernufoss.

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