Stjornarfoss (more accurately Stjórnarfoss; meaning “Government Falls”?) is a small but attractive waterfall flanked by rugged volcanic hills. We noticed this waterfall as we were headed to our accommodation at a farm stay in Geirland by Kirkjubæjarklaustur (pronounced “KIRK-hew-bye-yar-kloi-stur”; or Klaustur [“KLOI-stur”] for short). This waterfall appeared to have a bit of a rounded shape and probably had a height of about 15m in its main section. There was also another sloping tier above the main rounded drop that we noticed only when we were seeing the falls from far away.
We saw there was a faint walking path to get right up to the waterfall’s base (though I didn’t go all the way there). The walking path started next to a camping site near the bridge over its stream.
Take the Ring Road to Kirkjubæjarklaustur (about 259km east of Reykjavík). Once at the four-way intersection near town, head about 1km north towards Geirland. We stopped the car just beyond the bridge.
And while you’re making your way over towards Geirland, check out some attractive natural hexagonal flooring called Kirkjugólf (or Church’s Floor).
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