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A night out in Egilsstaðir

Troll´s cave & waterfall

  • Operated

    Daily on request from October 15th - March 31st

  • Hiking distance

    5-6 km (3-4 mi)

  • Elevation gain

    150 m (500 ft)

  • Difficulty level

    2 / 5 - Rather easy

  • Duration

    2 hours 

    Overall duration approx. 2,5 hrs.
  • Departures from

    Egilsstaðir campsite @ 8:00 pm (20:00)

    Kaupvangur 17, Egilsstaðir

Trip description

On this evening tour, we visit a special waterfall close to Egilsstaðir. The cave behind it was believed to be habitated by a huge troll...
This place is also a great viewpoint over Egilsstaðir area and if we´re lucky we might see the northern lights.
The tour starts at the local campsite (see map below) and from there it´s just a few minutes drive to the trailhead.
The hike to the waterfall takes about 30 minutes and hopefully the trolls are away so we can visit the cave...
If weather and conditions allow we will hike back to Egilsstaðir where we started the tour.
All participants get a head torch and spikes if it´s slippery.


  • You need to bring:

    Good hiking shoes
    Warm clothes
    Wind & waterproofs

  • Included in tour:

    Local guide
    Head torch
    Spikes (if needed)


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