Faxifoss Waterfall

Faxifoss Waterfall

Faxifoss is a beautiful waterfall on the Golden Circle route. It is not as big as Gullfoss but the nice thing is that you can get really close to the falls. The waterfall is about 10 feet high and is quite a straight wall of water for about 50 feet. Before the waterfalls, the river bends around a typical Icelandic campsite and animal round-up pen. After the falls is a circular pond which is a popular fishing location. At the entrance to Faxi Waterfall is a car park, a little farm shop and a seasonal cafe.

Despite the height of the falls, Faxifoss is a salmon waterfall. To help the salmon get upstream, Icelanders have constructed a salmon ladder up the side of the falls so that the hardworking fish can have an easy time. To take the photo above, I crossed the Salmon ladder and composed the foreground rocks in my 24mm with a 6-stop circular ND to achieve 49 seconds (bulb mode).

 

Faxi Waterfall

Lupine at Faxifoss.

Summer Lupine

In the Summer, Faxifoss can have rich flora and fauna and can be very good for the colourful lupine. Lupine are fantastic for transforming volcanic sand into fertile soil, so it was introduced to Iceland a few generations ago. Now it is threatening indigenous Icelandic plants and nothing can be done about it.  These purple plants peak around June and can be seen at many Iceland locations.

Lupine, loved by tourists, hated by Icelanders.

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