Iceland is more than just a winter wonderland. Iceland is a destination, consisting of some of the most marvelous wonders of the world. The awe-inspiring scenery and the rich culture of the country are the main draws for tourists to anticipate visiting Iceland.
Even though there are several stunning locations in Iceland, for some reason, the waterfalls stand out from the rest. They have their own unique appeal that grabs people’s attention, leaving them captivated by their beauty. Here are some popular waterfalls you should plan to visit:
1. The Skógafoss Waterfall
Skógafoss, situated on the Skoga River, is one of the most popular waterfalls in the country. If you are going on a ring road tour, you can easily identify the waterfall. The sixty meters high rectangular waterfall is a favorite amongst travelers who come from all over the world to relish in its beauty. You can access the foot of the waterfall or make your way up to the waterfall to enjoy the impressive view.
2. The Gullfoss Waterfall
The Gullfoss waterfall is a two-tiered marvel, dropping down thirty-two meters and spanning the entire breadth of the Hvita river. The best part about visiting the waterfall is the different vantage points it awards you. From the low level of the waterfall, you can view the steam rising and see the wildflowers swaying in the gentle breeze. If you book “The Golden Circle” tour, expect the Gullfoss waterfall to be part of the three major attractions you see during it.
3. The Dettifoss Waterfall
Dettifoss waterfall is the superhero of the waterfalls, exhibiting its strength through its powerful flowing water. In fact, it is recognized as one of the most powerful waterfalls in both Iceland and Europe. The waterfall is connected with glacier river. Tourists coming to Dettifos need to practice caution when going near it. They should try not to go near to the waterfall’s edge. We recommend you visit the east bank of the waterfall to take pictures of the waterfall.
4. The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Do you want to view the Northern Lights, dancing in the sky? If so, you might just catch them in the act from the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. We think both locals and tourists can agree that Seljalandsfoss, the 63 meter waterfall is on list of must-see sights in Iceland.
What do we like about the waterfall? Apart from its picture perfect appearance, the landscape surrounding it is equally extraordinary. While you are there, you can set your eyes on another wonder of the country, the Gljúfurárfoss waterfall, which is only a short walk away.
5. The Hengifoss Waterfall
The Hengifoss waterfall is the third tallest waterfall in the country, standing at 118 meters. The waterfall is located on top of the striking Lagarfljót lake. If you are a hiker, you can take a hike down the ravine where you encounter basalt columns. The waterfall is a running, flowing geology lesson about the country.
Do you want to hear the sound of rushing water? Book a tour with us today to see and hear the marvelous waterfalls in action.