Sometimes described as the “hidden waterfall of Iceland”, Folaldafoss is formed by the Berufjarðará (river) being squeezed through a narrow gap in one many cliffs which run across the Oxi valley. The waterfall is clearly seen from Route 939.
The river plunges about 20m through this narrow gap into a small bowl, with an attractive pool at its base. It’s the lowermost of a multitude of significant waterfalls along the Berufjarðará (which runs flows roughly parallel to the 939 road).
Getting to Folaldafoss
There’s a parking area along Route 939, an a steep and unsealed road that crosses the Öxi pass, cutting off a long section of the Ring Road which follows the coastline (Route 939 has an average gradent of 17%, but is suitable for 2WD cars.).The waterfall can be seen fro the road, and a path leads to =the base of the falls (allow half an hour).
This was one of the many waterfalls (and countless other natural attractions) on our week-long Circuit around Iceland.
- World Waterfall Database – Folaldafoss