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Þórufoss is an 18-meter-tall waterfall hidden from the road in a canyon just 40 minutes from Reykjavík. The waterfall cascades in a single drop from a round cliff that stretches 30 meters. You can easily hike from the parking lot, a few hundred meters, and wade across the river to get up close and personal with the waterfall. Þórufoss was featured in Game of Thrones and in numerous TV commercials and films.

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The road leading to this location is paved the whole way. There is about 200 meters hike down a steep hill to the waterfall itself.
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

Close both to Reykjavík and Akranes, so hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is also in Reykjavík.
< 50 km
Gas station
< 50 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 50 km
< 1 km
< 50 km
< 50 km


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

Basecamp and facilities

There is a medium-large parking lot just beside the top view of the waterfall. 500 meters up the main road, there is another large parking area that has been used as basecamp before. There are no facilities at this location. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The area around the waterfall is slippery and the hike down to it is steep with loose rocks and boulders.


The area is a low tourist attraction. With the right permit, the waterfall and the trail to it can be closed off.

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