Information about Kolugljúfur

 

Kolufossar, in KolugljúfurPhoto by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir

Kolugljúfur is a gorge that contains a waterfall in North Iceland. It is relatively unknown, but by no means less impressive as a result. 

Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

At approximately 1 kilometre long and up to 60 metres (197 ft) wide, the gorge contains the river Víðidalsá, renowned for its salmon. It can be found in between the northern towns of Hvammstangi and Blönduós, by following Route 715 off of Route 1.

Both the gorge and the falls - Kolufossar - are named after a giantess once said to live in the area, Kola. She was said to sit on a nearby ledge at night and grab the salmon travelling up the water by hand, before throwing them in a nearby hot spring to cook them.

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