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.
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.