Hjálparfoss is a double waterfall that is split over two separate flumes that joins at its base. The falls are situated in Fossá river in Þjórsádalur Valley, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of the village Flúðir. The surrounding area is a remnant of various eruptions from Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla.
In earlier times travelers, who crossed Sprengisandur highland route, found great aid in reaching the water and lush vegetated area to graze their horses after their long journey over the desert, hence the name Hjálp which can roughly been translated to ,,Help”.
We visit Hjálparfoss on the following tour: