Kvernufoss Waterfall - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel in South Iceland

Kvernufoss Waterfall

Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Drive from hotel

45 min

Accessability

Easy

Season

All

Kvernufoss Waterfall is located beside the village of Skógar along the Southern Ring Road. Skógar is a popular summer-resort centre surrounded by unusual scenic beauty. Kvernufoss waterfall is the lesser known waterfall in the area; the greatest attraction of Skógar is the beautiful 60-meter high Skógafoss waterfall in the river Skógar. One of the finest folk museums in Iceland is situated in extraordinarily beautiful natural surroundings. Hidden in a canyon next to the museum is Kvernufoss, it is less known then Skógafoss waterfall but just as mesmerizing. In the summer time it is possible to walk behind the fall. 

FAQ about Kvernufoss Waterfall

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The waterfall lies in a canyon next to Skógafoss. From the car park at Skógar museum look to the right and you will see a path that leads to the canyon/waterfall. 

There is no fee to go see the waterfall, but please respect the farmers land that you will cross to get to the waterfall. 

Yes, it is possible to walk behind the waterfall in the summer. 

Distances from Kvernufoss Waterfall

It takes approximately 45 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to the waterfall. From the Skógafoss museum parking lot there is a 10 min hike to the waterfall. 

It takes approximately 2 hrs. to drive from Reykjavík to Kvernufoss waterfall. From the Skógafoss museum parking lot there is a 10 min hike to the waterfall. 

It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Seljlandsfoss to Kvernufoss waterfall. From the Skógafoss museum parking lot there is a 10 min hike to the waterfall. 

It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Reynisfjara to Kvernufoss waterfall. From the Skógafoss museum parking lot there is a 10 min hike to the waterfall. 

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