"Hundafoss and Ůjˇfafoss waterfalls in Skaftafell." Top 5 Page for this destination Skaftafell Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

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  Hundafoss as seen from the west-side of the river.
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  • Hundafoss as seen from the west-side of the river. - Iceland
      Hundafoss as seen from the west-side of the river.
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  • Hundafoss on the east-side. - Iceland
      Hundafoss on the east-side.
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  • Hundafoss on the east-side. - Iceland
      Hundafoss on the east-side.
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  • The view from the waterfall of Skaftársandur sands - Iceland
      The view from the waterfall of Skaftßrsandur sands
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  • Þjófafoss as seen from the east-side of the river. - Iceland
      Ůjˇfafoss as seen from the east-side of the river.
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On the way to Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell you will walk by two much smaller waterfalls, the first one is Hundafoss (Dogs┤fall) and the second one Ůjˇfafoss (Thieves' fall). They are not so visible on the east-side of the river leading to Svartifoss, but if you return on the west-side of the river there you will see them clearly.

Hundafoss is the larger one of the two and is marked, so that you cannot miss it. It got its name "Dogs' fall" from the fact that during the swelling of the river dogs from the farms there sometimes floated off the waterfall.

Ůjˇfafoss is a smaller waterfall below Hundafoss.

On the west-side of the river there is a trail from which you can walk both down to the waterfalls and many beauty spots where you can clearly see the waterfalls.

Address: Skaftafell National Park, South Iceland
Directions: You can even drive to these waterfalls. Instead of stopping at the Visitor Centre in Skaftafell then you drive on a road leading to the west and leads to these watefalls. But I walked down from Svartifoss.

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2010
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