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Oxararfoss, Thingvellir

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Öxarárfoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈœksarˌaurˌfɔsː]) is a waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá [ˈalˌmanːaˌcauː]. The pool at the base of the waterfall is filled with rocks and is often extremely icy during winter.

The waterfall is one of the main attractions of Þingvellir National Park and there is a path from the nearby car park leading up to it.
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  • Beautiful walk ,beautiful falls. Perhaps our favorite, even though it wasn't the most spectacular. I had to do the walk slowly, as I'm 70 with bad knees, but no problems. It looks more daunting... 
    Beautiful walk ,beautiful falls. Perhaps our favorite, even though it wasn't the most spectacular. I had to do the walk slowly, as I'm 70 with bad knees, but no problems. It looks more daunting...  more »
  • Stunning to look at whilst hiking through this beautiful park Not to be missed Worth the hike even in the snow and the cold 
    Stunning to look at whilst hiking through this beautiful park Not to be missed Worth the hike even in the snow and the cold  more »
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  • Wonderfully peaceful, and truly amazing to spend time alongside the North Atlantic continental plate. You can see the land rise and lean as tectonic forces continue to shape the land slowly, while rushing water and wind shape the land quicker. The combination of sharp edge rocks that fell along with ones worn smooth by continuous water paint a lovely picture at the falls, as you watch the river wind it's way between the rifts formed by the plate. Truly gorgeous.
  • we visited here on a very snowy day and saw the waterfall whilst about 90% frozen. Despite this it was still incredible to see and worth the drive. Also had toilet facilities, that although were not the best, were still usable. Do have to pay for parking though.

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