Information about Skjálfandafljót

Skjalfandafljot is a glacier river that has its source at Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier. It is 180 meters long, making it the fourth-longest river in Iceland.

The water in the river is not solely glacial, much springwater pours into it from the Odadahraun lava field, hence there is much trout and salmon in it. Several beautiful waterfalls are found in Skjalfandafljot, i.e. Aldeyjarfoss, Hrafnabjargafoss and Godafoss. The river is also highly popular for rafting.

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