Project Description


Strútsfoss waterfall is when the Strútsá river falls into Villingardalur valley. It is one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls and have two parts, with the upper part falling about 20 meters and the lower one about 100 meters. Below the river continues to run through the deep and beautiful gorge of Strútsgil and intersects with Fellsá river. The Strútsgil canyon is very colorful, as layers of gray basalt contrast layers of sediment that are up to dozens of meters thick.

You can walk the adventurous trail to Strútsfoss waterfall. It takes you from Suðurdalur’s uppermost farm, up Villingardalur valley above the bank of Fellsá river. You need to be a good way up the valley in order to see Strútsfoss waterfall, but you will be able to choose to either continue up Strútsgil or to cross a footbridge over Strútsá river. To reach the waterfall you need to descend into the gorge and ford the river several times, but be careful as it might be dangerous.


GPS: N64° 55′ 25.279″ W15° 3′ 5.445″