Updated: Apr 7
If you are traveling the Ring Road in Iceland, you are probably interested in all the natural wonders and attractions worth seeing. Since there are many waterfalls in Iceland along the way near the Ring Road, some get more attention than others. Stjórnarfoss waterfall is one of the hidden and seldom visited, although a beautiful place and sight not far from the main road. The waterfall is quite beautiful, and consists of two approximately 15-meter falls on an upper and lower tier. The higher one lives in the shade of the lower one, as it is only visible from quite a distance. The lower one is quite spectacular as it spreads out on, the lower tier. The fall is part of the river Stjórn that originates in the mountain Geirlandshraun near the road to Lakagígar craters and Laki mountain. It is one of the rivers you cross when driving to Laki.
A perfect place for picnic and camping
If you enjoy the sounds of nature, like the sound of a stream or the sound of water falling down a slope, you should consider visiting Stjórnarfoss. The area around the waterfall is quite scenic, pleasant, and perfect for a picnic. This is a nice stop if you have your own food and snacks on your Ring Road tour. It is also a good place to camp and is usually less crowded than many other camping sites along the southern part of the Ring Road. If you have a tent, it is a great place to overnight if you want the sound of the stream and waterfall to put you to sleep.
Easily accessible and near the Ring Road
You take a turn north on the roundabout when you are on the Ring Road by the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. This turn takes you to Road Nr. 203, Geirland road. You only need to drive about two kilometers to the camping site Kleifar. You have a good parking space here, and it is only a short walk to the waterfall. But once you arrive at the lower tier, you can not see the upper one.