ICELAND HOME TO MANY BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS. I would say the highest number of a waterfall in one country. Waterfalls in Iceland make abundant natural beauty with the country with many amazingly beautiful waterfalls.
Below are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland
Located in the South Region of Iceland right by the Ring Road, Seljalandsfoss belongs to one of Iceland’s iconic waterfalls.
The fall is almost 60m tall; this famous waterfall offers you the experience of walking behind the water stream. As soon as you go behind it, you feel amazed. And the little walking track is starting to behand it — the trail where the lazy stroll on the loop. The trail takes you along the whole area covered by windflowers and slightly shrouded by the mist produced by the water volume.
With its semi-horseshoe shape and clear blue water, Goðafoss belongs to one of the most favorite ones on the island. The ice melted water is falling from the 12 m height down to the carved canyon and can be explored by visitors from both banks while paying a visit to Northeast Region.
Dettifoss is a powerful and robust waterfall which can also be found in the Northeast Region of the island. This 100 m high and 44 m tall wild fall on the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum flows with the power of around 500 cubic meters per second down the carved canyon and thus is proud to be one of the most powerful waterfalls in whole Europe.
The fall is 20 m high picture-perfect Svatifoss is one of the biggest highlights of Skaftaffel National Park in the eastern part of the island. This natural attraction is surrounded by black basalt columns handing down and backing the thin, almost geometrical water stream and thus creating a necessary background.
These in translation, “lava falls,” are almost 900 m long cascades flowing on lava channels. Their immense length and bright blue water create unforgettable scenery as you pass through the vast viewing platform and connect walking the trail for visitors.
Its 122 m height, the second tallest waterfall in Iceland, is located in the South Region of the island on the Fossá River. The best view of the Haifos and also the accompanying Granny waterfall is from the top of the cliff of the deep gorge opening the picture to the rainbow created by small water droplets. One of the exciting facts might be that Hai in Icelandic means high.
One of the most favorite waterfalls located in the Westfrojds area of Island is Dynjandi. This one is a series of smaller waterfalls. Their height on a cumulative basis is in total around 100 m. The most famous and most photographed in the upper tier with a beautiful textured rocky wall, which is also the biggest.
Gorgeous waterfall with the clear blue water of Icelandic origin streaming down in the Northeast part and can be reached after conquering the dramatic landscape. The ice-cold water is slowly falling down the carved gorge into the large pool at the base allowing an enjoyable experience while watching it.
The river flowing through the small rocks created these wild rapids in the West Region. The name of the falls means Children’s waterfalls, and it’s connected to the story about two children falling into the water from the natural bridge and drowning. This bridge has unfortunately already collapsed due to erosion.
A horseshoe-shaped waterfall being the attraction on the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. Despite its only 11 m height, Selfoss is exciting thanks to its length spreading alongside both banks of the river. The area offers different walking trails accessing various points of view to experience the waterfall.
Gjáin Gjáin Waterfall
The fall is one of the main attractions in the rift zone in the South Region. The whole area is covered by the lush vegetation creating a small green paradise being almost in contrast to the brown and grey desert highlands which surrounds.
This multi-tiered waterfall is located in the remote interior highlands of Iceland in the Fjallback Nature Reserve. Before the collapse, due to the earthquake in 1993, this natural wonder used to have a natural bridge spanning across the lower part.
This beautifully cascading waterfall is about 2,5 km distant from the carpark and is located in the Northeast part flows on the influx of Jökulsá á Fjöllum river. The whole surrounding Katla area is full of smaller waterfalls and beautiful nature full of small peninsulas with a spectacular view.
The fall is located in the southern part of the island on the Merkurhraun lava fields and can be accessed by around 4 km track. Its full and milky stream and again clear water make falling off the cliff into the lagoon underneath make this waterfall a spectacular show.
Being claimed the most famous Iceland’s Waterfall is a must-see when visiting this part of the world. Its spectacular 60 m height, 25 m width, and classical shape are attracting several tourists each year. The landscape offers both over the top, and the base walks and is easily accessible from the Southern Ring Road.
Welcome to Iceland, the Power of Nature!
What Is The Most Famous and Beautiful Waterfall In Iceland?
Waterfalls like a lady and the beauty can be changed from time to time.
- Seljalandsfoss is 65m high, and it might be one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland, according to the Iceland tourism board.
- Hraunfossar is another waterfall consider as the busiest in the country. Many tourists are coming here to see the beauty of the fall.
Which Waterfall Can People Walk Behind in Iceland?
Seljalandsfoss is a famous place to walk behind the Waterfall in Iceland. It’s usually the first stop on all South coast ring tour. The waterfall is easily accessible. The car park around 100m away from the waterfall. Even though it has easy access to the back of the fall, no many people want to go back to the fall and see the beauty.