is one of the three waterfalls of river Jokulsa a Fjollum. It is
located about one kilometre to the south of the mighty Dettifoss.
It is 10 m high (8-14 m) and often its spray is visible from the brink
of the canyon on the way to Dettifoss. It derives its name from
Some people called it Willard waterfall,
named it after Willard Fiske.
(A wealthy American,
Willard Fiske, then gave the
Grimsey islanders quite a few chessboards)
It is a special and a beautiful
waterfall and those who have the time, should make an extra detour to
In the latter part of the nineteenth
century word got out, that the islanders were good chess players. A
wealthy American, Willard Fiske, then gave the islanders quite a few
chessboards, a good library on chess and funds
to support and develope it.