Gullfoss is on the Golden Circle route and therefore a popular waterfall in Iceland for many tourists. It is located near Þingvellir National Park. The waterfall can be admired from two different levels, top and middle where you can see the water falling a drop of 32 meters into the gorge. On a sunny day, you should be able to see a rainbow hovering above the waterfall. No hiking needed.
This small waterfall with the backdrop of the pyramid-shaped Kirkjufell mountain is a favorite among every photographer. It is located on the peninsula Snaefellsnes which is also included in our top recommendations for Iceland. No hiking needed.
5. Gufufoss – Less visited waterfall in Iceland
Go totally off the beaten path and visit Gufufoss. This powerful 27-meter high waterfall is located in the East Fjords of Iceland on your way down to the picturesque valley town: Seydisfjordur.
The fall is easy to get up and close, the small parking is located on the side of the road. And the best thing, you’re probably the only one there!
Svartifoss is part of the Vatnajökull National Park located in South-Iceland. A 20-meter high waterfall decorated with black rock formations behind it.
To visit Svartifoss have to hike for 45-minutes through the beautiful national park. It’s highly recommended to do this.
The list of the best waterfalls in Iceland wouldn’t be complete without the Seljalandsfoss. Take a look at the overwhelming 63-meter high drop from every angle by following the path that leads you around it. There is also a secret waterfall Gljúfrabúi, hidden between the rocks just a 10-minute walk from Seljalandsfoss.
You can even wake up next to these falls. It’s one of the most scenic campsites in Iceland.
Godafoss, also known as the waterfall of the gods is a spectacular waterfall, famous for its beauty rather than its power. Just 13-meter high, great to be admired from most angles and it’s incredibly picturesque. Visiting is easy since it’s just off the ring road on your Iceland Route.
1. Skogafoss, Best Waterfall in Iceland
Skogafoss is probably the most popular waterfall in Iceland and that’s for a reason. It is 62-meter high and 25-meter wide water-spitting beast. You can take a photo with a wall of water behind you. There is also a path leading you up to the top of the waterfall to see its power from above and maybe even a rainbow if you’re lucky.
It is located in South Iceland at a beautiful picnic spot. There’s a camping nearby and loads of hiking paths in this area.