The waterfall Hjállparfoss

  • The waterfall Hjállparfoss
Oct 11 2015

The waterfall Hjállparfoss (Help waterfall) in Þjórsárdalur is in a group of maybe 20 waterfalls in Iceland that people like to visit and photograph; and not without a reason. It is stunning placed in a beautiful surroundings. As we see in the photo the beauty of the waterfall can be magnified by colors of autumn and a thin layer of snow. The name is odd since waterfalls seldom help, except maybe when sacrificed and drowned in hydroelectric reservoirs to produce electricity. In the past when Icelanders traveled from the northern part to the south over the highland, they had a hard time finding a field for their horses to graze along the way. That is because the Highland is so high, as the name implies, that grass doesn’t grow in there. So after a two to three-day journey on their horses the grass by the waterfall in Þjórsárdalur was the first grass they found on the lower land after the long trip. And that was a lot of HELP for the horses.

Tours and things to do in the Southern Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the North Region. A tour from Akureyri or Húsavík to Jökulsárgljúfur. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.