Know Before You Go
Gjáin is just a 10-15 minute hike from the Saga Age Farm at Stöng. When visiting attractions in Southern Iceland—such as Háifoss and Hjálparfoss—this oasis makes for a great addition to your road trip. Visiting Gjáin is best done between the months of June and October, during the summer months. During the winter months, Gjáin is covered in snow and inaccessible. You also need 4-wheel drive to reach the valley. If you don't have 4-wheel drive, you can take a two-mile walk over relatively flat terrain to reach the valley.