Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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Langárfoss is a small roadside waterfall where the main road crosses Langá River just outside the town of Borgarnes. The waterfall sits in peaceful surroundings of lush greenery and sharp zigzags in the bedrock. Though small by waterfall standards, Langárfoss drops 3 meters through protrusion of volcanic rock, splitting into several channels on the way. During winter months, the river freezes and stacks of icebergs fill the lake below and above the waterfall, giving us a mesmerizing scene.

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The road that leads further down to the waterfall and the lake is a good gravel road, suitable for all kinds of vehicles.
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

Only 10 kilometres from Borgarnes, so finding housing and services should not be a problem. The nearest hospital is also in Borgarnes.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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The area is owned by the government and privately.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There are several gravel roads that lead to the lake or the river where you could offload or have a small tech base. Further down the road 533 is a hotel that could house basecamps of various sizes.

Risk factors

The area around the waterfall is wet and slippery. The rocks are sharp and prone to sliding. The ice that forms on the lake during winter months is not thick enough to carry a person or equipment.


Langárfoss is a low tourist attraction. There are some vacation homes and a hotel close by. Managing the location should not be a problem with additional staff.

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