Fifty shades of green: the Pjófafoss, or thieves waterfall. | Encaustichris

Fifty shades of green: the Pjófafoss, or thieves waterfall.

Our regular host in Iceland, Ingi, told us a second last visit about beautiful waterfalls that are a bit more unknown to the general public.

Of course, we love undiscovered spots, because there it is nice and quiet, and we can shoot at ease.

He told us that there is a waterfall where criminals were put to trial in earlier times: they were thrown off the waterfall.

A horrific story of course, but it did spark our interest in the waterfall.

Ingi told us the name and how to get there, so we went out.

The Pjófafoss is one of the waterfalls in the Pjórsá River, which extends from north to south.

An hour's drive from Hella (in the south of Iceland, about 1.5 hours from Reykjavik) you'll find the waterfall in the vast fields next to road number 26.

You have to go on a gravel road, and it's pretty bumpy, so I recommend you go on this road alone with a 4x4 car.

The road is dead at a farm.

When you arrive at the waterfall, the question is how full it is, because earlier in the river there is a large power station that controls the amount of water in the river.

We didn't find the waterfall extremely full, but luckily not empty either, because it seems to happen too.


The river leading to the waterfall.


And there it is!




Although I expected the waterfall higher and deeper, I was told that the people who have gone down there have never been found back.


The waterfall is in a beautiful green area, and I have been photographing the waterfall (and a big hay truck).!) entertained with the stones I found there: beautiful lava skirts with small crystals inside. In Iceland, large geodees are sometimes found, which have formed in the lava.

I like these little crystals very much :-) .


The hay wagon that scared me up, because oh what are those beasts big, and fast!


If you want to visit this waterfall, I recommend combining it with a visit to the Seljalandsfoss , and possibly the Skogafoss , these are pretty close to each other.

The south of Iceland is a popular region because there is a lot to see, it is also, along with Reykjavik, the most touristy on the island.

If you are looking for a cozy place in this region, with many options to explore, I highly recommend Loa's nest in Hella.

There you'll also find Unnur and Ingi, our regular host, who will delight you with freshly baked waffles for breakfast every morning.

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