East, Iceland
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Klifbrekkufossar is a series of beautiful waterfalls, located in the steep hills of the mountain pass to Mjóifjörður. Klifbrekkufossar is known for its stunning and picturesque cascades, where each tier has crawled its way through the rockface, forming a spectacular symphony of waterfalls and small pools on its way down to the bottom of the fjord through series of terrace and drops. The surrounding cliffs are graphic, with big boulders and beautiful rock formations. The lush green vegetaions give a fantastic contrast colouring the rocks and the banks with neon green, yellow and other earth tones.

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The road is a narrow one-lane mountain road, winding down from a moor to the bottom of the fjord. It is not serviced during the winter months. From the parking lot, there is a 220-metre-long hike through a muddy and wet trail.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

The nearest hospital is in Norðfjörður, 75 km away. There is a small village with a small café in Mjóifjörður. Egilsstaðir, the capital of the eastern region, is only 25 kilometers away with all the services you might need.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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You need a two-way permit.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

The parking lot for the waterfalls is very small, only suitable for offloading. 3 kilometers closer to the fjord is a farmhouse with a big open field that could be used for base camp. There are no facilities at this location and phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The rocks around the waterfalls are very unstable and steep. The path towards the waterfalls is muddy, slippery, wet and steep in some places.


This location is popular with tourists and visitors tend to stop for a picture. Closing this location should not be a problem with the right permit.

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