Summary: Rjúkandifoss is a large spring-fed waterfall with a 135m total drop. It can be seen from the Ring Road in the northern part of of Iceland.

The Rjukandi waterfall (or Rjúkandifoss) is one of the few major waterfalls along the Lower Jökuldalur valley in the northern part of of Iceland that you can see from the Ring Road. It’s also one of the higher waterfalls in northern Iceland. The waterfall is created by the river Ysta-Rjúkandi, a spring fed river, cascading down from the mountains The total drop is about 135m.

Getting to Rjúkandifoss

The waterfall can be seen from the parking area on the Ring Road, about 49km or an hour from Egilsstaðir (heading north-west or anti-clockwise along the Ring Road). A walking trail goes up to the base of the falls.

More information on the Rjukandi falls

This was one of the many waterfalls (and countless other natural attractions) on our week-long Circuit around Iceland.

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