Jul 27, 2012

5 most spectacular waterfalls of Iceland

While Iceland is the perfect ‘hot spot’ for observing and admiring geothermal activities and taking in the grandeur of great glaciers and experiencing the magical dance of Northern Lights in the sky, one thing that you cannot get enough off are the country’s waterfalls. While most nations across the globe will find it hard to put up 2 or 3 amazing waterfalls in its holiday postcard, in the case of Iceland there is a problem of plenty! Of course, if you are a tourist, that is a good thing to have. Here are five of Iceland’s best…

Gullfoss Waterfall

Any Iceland Holidays postcard is simply incomplete without an image of the famous Gullfoss. Iceland’s most well-known waterfall, is not just renowned for its beauty, but also trumps others thanks to simple accessibility. Just a day’s road trip away from Reykjavík, the 32 meters fall is a must visit for every tourist.

Dettifoss Waterfall

At 44 meters tall and 100 meters wide, Dettifoss is Europe’s most powerful waterfalls and a sight to behold when in full flow. Originating from eroding glacial sheets, this majestic and roaring beauty captivates with sheer raw force. Not too far away from Reykjavik, a trip here will remind you about the force that nature can unleash.

Dynjandi Waterfall

Inarguably the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, Dynjandi has a lovely trapezoidal shape with series of seven stairs, which you can even hike up on special trail. Standing there as if it has fallen out of a fairytale, its exquisiteness simply sweeps you off your feet.

Skogafoss Waterfall

60 meters tall and 25 meters wide, Skogafoss is the perfect waterfalls in the classical sense. It’s perfect symmetry and aesthetic beauty ensure that it falls in perfectly with the ideal image of what a waterfalls needs to be. Next only to Gullfoss in popularity, this too is easily accessible.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

While there are plenty of other waterfalls in Iceland which are taller, more scenic and definitely more secluded, Seljalandsfoss is the only one that you can go behind. That truly is something, if you have never experienced it before. There is a trail that allows you to go right behind the waterfalls and that feeling is every bit as special as you would imagine it to be.


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