Iceland is home to some of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the planet. If you’re fortunate enough to visit this beautiful country, you won’t want to miss these falls, including Seljalandsfoss. Visitors can walk right behind its cascading waters – and, if they’re very fortunate, they may even get treated to a spectacular natural light show from this very spot along the southern Iceland coast.
Skogafoss is located on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland, not far from Seljalandfoss. It is one of the biggest and most breathtaking waterfalls in Iceland, with a width of 82 feet, plunging for 200 feet into a pool below. Due to the massive amount of spray, the waterfall often produces a single or even a double rainbow on a sunny day.
Gullfoss is often said to be Iceland’s version of Niagara Falls. This magnificent waterfall, located in the upper part of River Hvita along the renowned Golden Circle, cascades down in two steps, one 36 feet high, and the other at 72 feet high, dropping into the more than one-mile long canyon below.
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Found within Vatnajökull National Park, Dettifoss is said to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. Located along the Jökulsá á Fjöllum River, it flows from Vatnajökull glacier and is 330-feet wide with a drop 150 feet down into a canyon below – more than 132,000 gallons of water plunge over the edge.
The “Waterfall of the Gods,” Godafoss is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland – in a land where there are a multitude of awe-inspiring falls.