Oxararfoss is a waterfall in Pingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Oxara over the Almannagja. Despite being a relative small waterfall with a height of 13 meters and an average width of 6 meters it is a quite beautiful location. There is an easy path from the nearby car parking lot leading up to it, so it is easily accessible. During peak seasons like in the summer you should expect large crowds visiting Oxararfoss. The pool at the base of the waterfall is filled with rocks. Pingvellir National Park is one of the three famous sites of the Golden Circle, along with Gullfoss waterfall and the Geyser Geothermal Area.
Interestingly, Oxararfoss is a human-made waterfall! Geologists and historians have discovered that the river Öxará was moved in the 9th century to channel the water into the Almannagja gorge! The purpose was to provide water for the members and visitors of the Icelandic parliament Althingi in the 9th century.
To reach the waterfall you walk through the Almannagja gorge. This gorge marks the eastern boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates!
Oh, and for Game of Thrones funs you should know that the Almannagja gorge was used in multiple scenes of the TV series. So follow the path and explore the whole area!
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