This is the highest waterfall of the country, 200 metres (660 feet). From the edge of the deep and short canyon, it cannot be observed wholly. The only way to do that is to wade upriver into the canyon, which is not recommendable for everyone.
The short valley, through which the discharge of Lake Hvalvatn runs, is ideal for pick nicks and a hike uphill to the waterfall. One of the most interesting legends of the country, „The Story of Red Head”, explains a few of the topographic names in the area.
The waterfall is also accessible through the gorge. The river has to be waded in several places on the way and there is always the danger of falling rocks and rockslides.