7 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland 7 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland

7 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland

Iceland is one of the most diverse countries and master of the powerful waterfalls. Around the country there are over 30 popular massive falls, however, there are over 10,000 waterfalls gushing over the Icelandic landscape. It’s hard to pick the best waterfalls in Iceland since every single one is unique. Get ready to experience the great power of the water smacking onto the earth. We picked the 7 most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland to add to your route through Iceland.

7. Gullfoss

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.

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6. Kirkjufellsfoss

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.

waterfalls iceland Kirkjufellsfoss

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!

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4. Svartifoss

Svartifoss is part of the Vatnajökull National Park located in South-Iceland. A 20-meter high waterfall decorated with black rock formations behind it.

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7 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland

To visit Svartifoss have to hike for 45-minutes through the beautiful national park. It’s highly recommended to do this.

waterfalls iceland Svartifoss national park

3. Seljalandsfoss

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.

waterfalls iceland Seljalandsfoss

2. Godafoss

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.

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20/10/2023 https://www.saltinourhair.com/iceland/waterfalls-iceland/
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  • Oliver

    Nice photos! I dont get tired looking at them. The places are so beautiful but you made them a lot more beautiful with your great skill.
    I don’t know what am I waiting to see Iceland with my own eyes ? Beautiful pictures ?
    it seems really cool! Iceland is great, no matter what time of year. Hope i get to tick that item off my bucket list soon. ?
    is there an entrance/admission fee to see the Gullfoss Waterfall/ Pingvier National Park? Thank you so much.

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