Initially, we had planned to spend another day in Landmannalaugar and hike to Suðurnamúr. Unfortunately, it was raining that day, which meant we had to change plans and stay in the Þjórsárdalur valley. The sky was overcast but it wasn't raining. We were considering going a bit to the northwest, near the Golden Circle.
The region has so many points of interest. A few years ago, we'd visited Stöng and seen the Þjófafoss and Hjalparfoss waterfalls.
Today, we took road 32 heading west to see Haífoss. You have to turn north on the F332 to get there. After about ten kilometers of rather bumpy and rocky road, we arrived near the car park.
Note that the sign to the waterfall was barely indicated until the last second, and keep in mind it's an exit off the F332 and not at all the main road, the 32.
There are actually two waterfalls here, Haifoss and Granni. Granni is magnificent in its own right and was the first one we saw. Haífoss however was the most beautiful, towering at 122 meters.
The view from the top was just spectacular, and the sound of the two waterfalls combined rather impressive.
Returning to route 26, we decided to picnic in the Gjain oasis. The place is quite incredible: an oasis of greenery and water in the middle of this rocky landscape.
We walked for a good hour on the various small trails, the few waterfalls are very pretty and the water contrasts well with the green landscape.