Waterfall Djupivogur

Djupivogur / Hofn, East Region (Austurland), Iceland

About Waterfall Djupivogur

Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2007-07-02
Date last visited: 2007-07-02

Waterfall Latitude: 64.64415
Waterfall Longitude: -14.51862

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The waterfall near Djupivogur (Djúpivogur) is how I’m identifying this obscure waterfall that grabbed our attention in southeastern Iceland.

We noticed it as we were making the very long drive on the Ring Road between Egilsstaðir and Skaftafell National Park via Höfn (pronounced like “hup” and rhymes with cup).

Eastfjords_007_07012007 - The Waterfall near Djúpivogur
The Waterfall near Djúpivogur

Given that this was almost a 6-hour drive through mostly featureless landscapes (except for some abandoned farms), we really got the sense that life in this part of the country must be very difficult.

So that was probably the biggest reason why we noticed and remembered this waterfall pretty vividly.

Actually, when we were weaving our way between mountains on an unsealed part of the Ring Road, that was when we saw this waterfall in the distance.

And since we were rather eager to get out of the car to stretch our legs in front of a waterfall, we took the trouble to find a road that would lead us closer to the falls.

The challenge was that there were no signs indicating this waterfall was anything interesting.

Then, we eventually realized that the road wouldn’t get us any closer to the falls than what you see in the photos on this page.

So it was really nothing more than a roadside stop.

That said, if we really wanted to, perhaps we could’ve scrambled across the brown shrubs to get even closer to the falls (though it looked far enough to be a non-trivial hike and scramble; perhaps 30 minutes or more).

Finally, when I looked at my old map files and notes, apparently, I labeled the waypoint for this falls as Hamarsafoss.

However, I am unsure whether this name is legitimate or not, nor was I even sure how I came up with that name for the waypoint.


The Waterfall near Djupivogur resides in the East Region near Höfn, Iceland. It is administered by the municipality of Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður. For information or inquiries about the general area as well as current conditions, you may want to try visiting their website.

Eastfjords_006_07012007 - Another look at the waterfall near Djúpivogur from as close as I could get without scrambling
Eastfjords_017_07022007 - Finally on some sealed roads as we were approaching the Batman mountain in the distance
Hofn_024_07022007 - The drive gets progressively more interesting the further west you go as you shift from sleepy fjords in the east to the sandurs between Höfn and Skaftafell
Jokulsarlon_004_07022007 - Then, you hit Jökulsárlón and the beautiful icebergs and glaciers there
Sandur_015_jx_07022007 - Then there are more sandurs with glacier arms of Vatnajökull becoming visible from the Ring Road

From the small coastal town of Djúpivogur, drive about 11km southwest on the Ring Road going towards the head of another inlet.

You should be able to spot the waterfall in the distance further inland from the Ring Road.

Turn right at an unsigned turnoff going onto an a farm road and follow the road until you feel you get close enough to the falls to photograph it or to scramble towards it.

Just to give you a little bit of perspective on distances, Djúpivogur is 144km (over 2 hours drive) south of Egilsstaðir along the Ring Road.

Djúpivogur is about 98km (about 90 minutes drive) east of the turnoff for the town of Höfn. Höfn is another 126km east of Skaftafell National Park as well as 451km (5.5 hours drive) east of Reykjavík.

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