Information about Foss a Síðu

The beautiful Fóss á Síðu by nightCredit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Debivort.

Foss á Síðu is a historic farm in southeast Iceland, renowned for its folklore and natural beauty.

The farm has been inhabited since Iceland’s Settlement Era, between 874 and 930 AD. The folklore, surrounding it goes back to the 16th Century when a family in the area was said to be cursed for nine generations and haunted by the spectre of a dog, which some still claim to see.

Why it has been inhabited so long, in spite of the curse, becomes apparent when you see it. The farm is on a verdant hillock, against a dramatic set of cliffs that hold a beautiful waterfall.

Foss á Síðu is hard to miss, being on the ring-road of Iceland en route to Jökulsárlón from Reykjavík. It is just 10 kilometres east of the village of Kirkjubæklaustur.

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