Iceland’s Top 5 Waterfalls

Iceland may be one of the smaller nations in Europe, but it happens to be the location of many of the continent’s most impressive waterfalls.

Iceland may be one of the smaller nations in Europe, but it happens to be the location of many of the continent’s most impressive waterfalls. We take a closer look at what could be five of its best.

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2. Skogafoss

Skogafoss waterfall, Iceland
Skogafoss (c) wkimedia/Chris 73

Once upon a time Skogafoss was located right on the southern Icelandic coast, but this former sea cliff is now five kilometres from the shore, serving as a dramatic boundary between Iceland’s highlands and its coastal lowlands.

One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a height of 25 metres, Skogafoss is perhaps most famous for its rainbow, which is almost always visible on sunny days – a phenomenon attributed to the amount of spray the fall produces, and nothing short of a photographer’s dream.

Among Iceland’s most-photographed natural wonders, it’s possible to drive almost right up to Skogafoss, which makes it a particularly popular stop-off for motorists travelling the southern stretch of Iceland’s ring road. Those with a little more time can walk one of the well-trodden paths for an alternative view; not only of Skogafoss but on a clear day the Atlantic Ocean, too.

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