Iceland Waterfalls Info Guide
Waterfalls in Iceland, the country with many amazingly beautiful waterfalls.
Below are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
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Beautiful Iceland Waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss
Located in the South Region of Iceland right by the Ring Road, Seljalandsfoss belongs to one of Iceland’s signature waterfalls.
This almost 60 m tall popular waterfall offers you the experience of walking behind the water stream where the lazy stroll on the loop 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 definitely belongs to one of the most favourite ones on the island.
The 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.
Beautiful Iceland Waterfalls: Dettifoss:
Dettifoss is an intense and strong waterfall which can be also 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.
Svartifoss The 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 the important background.
Hraunfossar These in translation “lava falls” are almost 900 m long cascades flowing on lava channels.
Their immense length and bright blue water create the unforgettable scenery as you pass through the vast viewing platform and connected walking the trail for visitors.
Waterfall Háifos With its 122 m height, the second tallest waterfall in Iceland is located in 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 view to the rainbow created by small water droplets.
One of the interesting facts might be that Hai in Icelandic means high.
Iceland Waterfalls – Dynjandi:
One of the most favourite waterfalls located in the Westfrojds area of Island is Dynjandi.
This one is in actual fact a series smaller waterfall. Their height on a cumulative basis is in total around 100 m.
The most famous and most photographed is definitely the upper tier with a beautiful textured rocky wall which is also the biggest.
Beautiful Iceland Waterfalls: Aldeyjarfoss
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 heavily falling down the carved gorge into the large pool at the base allowing a wonderful experience while watching it.
Beautiful Iceland Waterfalls: Barnafoss
The river flowing through the narrow 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.
Selfoss A horseshoe-shaped waterfall being the attraction on the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum.
Despite its only 11 m height, Selfoss is interesting thanks to its length spreading alongside both bank of the river.
The area offers different walking trails accessing various point of view to experience the waterfall.
Gjáin Gjáin waterfall is one of the main attractions in the rift zone in South Region.
The whole area is covered by the lush vegetation creating a small green paradise being almost in the contrast to the brown and grey desert highlands which surrounds.
Ófærufoss 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 nature wonder used to have a natural bridge spanning across the lower part.
Urriðafoss This 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.
Its wide and milky stream and again very clear water make falling off the cliff into the lagoon underneath make this waterfall a spectacular show.
Beautiful Iceland Waterfalls: Skógafoss
Being claimed the most famous Iceland’s waterfall is definitely a must see when visiting this part of the world.
Its spectacular 60 m height, 25 m width and classical shape are attracting a number of tourists each year.
The landscape offers both over the top and the base walks and is easily accessible from the Southern Ring Road.
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