Hólmatungur is a beautiful area in Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon with lush green vegetation and spectacular rock formations. It is on the hiking trail alongside River Jökulsá á Fjöllum, one of the most scenic hiking trails in Iceland.
In Hólmatungur water bubbles up from the ground and falls down some ridges into River Jökla. It is an interesting area with some very special natural formations.
Hólmatungur is part of Jökulsárgljúfur Nationa Park.
Selfoss waterfall is the little sibling to Dettifoss. To get to it you take an extra walk of about one km up the river. It takes about 10 – 15 minutes from the parking space on the west side. Don’t be tempted to skip it if you are already on the path to Dettifoss.
Dettifoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, it is also the most powerful one, not only in Iceland but the whole of Europe. Being the location of the breathtaking opening scene of the movie Prometheus has not made it any less attractive to tourists.