Waterfalls

Waterfalls

It is impossible to drive for long in Iceland without seeing waterfalls as they are almost everywhere. Some of them are must see natural wonders of the world. There are more than 10000 waterfalls in Iceland, varying in size and shape. The Icelandic climate has frequent rain and snow as well as many glaciers that melt in the summer contributing to the formation of waterfalls.

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North Iceland

Aldeyjafoss

Aldeyjarfoss is located in the Skjálfandafljót river in North Iceland, it is 20 metres high and tumbles through a narrow passage into a wide basin. There

South Iceland

Axlarfoss

Axlarfoss is located in South Iceland in the highlands north east of Mýrdalsjökull glacier not too far from the Syðri Fjallabak route. It is situated in

West Iceland

Bjarnarfoss

Bjarnarfoss is located on the south side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the river Bjarná. It falls 80 metres in two tiers from basalt cliffs. The

North Iceland

Dettifoss

Dettifoss is in the Vatnajökul national park, North East of Iceland. Located in Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier

West Iceland

Dynjandi

Dynjandi is a cascade of several waterfalls in the Western Fjords. Below Dynjandi there are six more smaller waterfalls, their combined drop is 100 metres (328

South Iceland

Dynkur

Dynkur is located in the river Þjórsá in South Iceland. It is the longest river in Iceland located in Þjórsárdalur, about 230 km long. Dynkur is

South Iceland

Faxi

Faxi is located in South Iceland and is situated in the river Tungufljót, about 10 km away from Geysir geothermal area and just a few km

East Iceland

Flögufoss

Flögufoss is located in East Iceland about 20 km west of the small village of Breiðdalsvík. It is situated in the river Flöguá that runs in

South Iceland

Foss á síðu

Foss á Síðu is located on the South East Coast of Iceland. Situated in river Fossá, which flows from lake Þórutjörn, it drops 30 metres over

South Iceland

Gjárfoss og Gjáin

Gjárfoss and Gjáin Located in upper part of  Þjórsárdalur Valley in South Iceland at the edge of the Icelandic highlands. Gjáin is a small canyon with

South Iceland

Gljúfrabúi winter

Glúfrabúi waterfall is located in South Iceland just few hundred meters from the better known waterfall Seljalandsfoss. It is about 40 metres high ( 130 feet

South Iceland

Gluggafoss/Merkjárfoss

Gluggafoss is in South Iceland, the waterfall of Merkjá River and drops 45 meters. Glugga means window, The upper half of the cliff of Gluggafoss is

West Iceland

Glymur

Glymur is the  second highest waterfall in Iceland  at 198 metres (660 feet), and drops into a deep, narrow canyon.  It is located in Botnsdalur Valley

North Iceland

Goðafoss

Goðafoss  is located in North East Iceland. This waterfall  is of the river Skjálfandafljót, drops  12 metres and over a width of 30 meters. It is

South Iceland

Gullfoss

Gullfoss is one of the most visited natural attractions in Iceland. It is also the most iconic waterfall of Iceland. It is located in the Hvítá

North Iceland

Hafragilsfoss

Located in the river Jokulsar a fjollum in the north east of Iceland, a part of Jokulsargljufur,  the largest canyon in Iceland. Further  downstream to the north

South Iceland

Háifoss

Háifoss is located near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. In the river Fossá, Háifoss drops from a height of 122 m. It is

East Iceland

Hengifoss

Hengifoss, located in Hengifossá in the North East of Iceland close to the town of Egilstaðir, is the third highest waterfall in Iceland at 128 metres

South Iceland

Hjálparfoss

Hjálparfoss is located in Þjórsárdalur valley in South Iceland. It is situated close to where the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá join in the lava fields north

West Iceland

Hraunfossar og Barnafoss

Located in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, Hraunfossar is a series of small waterfalls formed by water flowing from the Hallmundarhraun lava field into the river Hvítá. Barnafoss

North Iceland

Kambsfoss

Kambsfoss is a waterfal located in North West Iceland in the river Austurá in the valley Austurárdalur.  It is perhaps best known for its salmon run,

East Iceland

Klifbrekkufossar

Klifbrekkufossar are located in Mjóifjörður on the East Coast of Iceland in the river Fjarðará. Klifbrekkufossar are made up of tiers of waterfalls that fall 90

East Iceland

Litlanesfoss

Litlanesfoss is located in North East Iceland next to the Lagarfljót Lake and close to the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormstaðarskógur. It is 30 meters (98

East Iceland

Neðrifoss

Neðrifoss Neðrifoss is located in Vopnafjörður in the North East of Iceland. It is situated in Gljúfurá and drops into a canyon with high cliffs. A

South Iceland

Ófærufoss

Ófærufoss is located in the river Nyðri-Ófæra in central Iceland and falls in two cascades into the Eldgjá canyon. Elgjá is a 40 km long eruptive

South Iceland

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is located in Seljalandsá in South Iceland and is one of the most iconic and most-visited waterfalls in the country. It has a drop of

South Iceland

Seljalandsfoss winter

Seljalandsfoss Seljalandsfoss is located in Seljalandsá in South Iceland and is one of the most iconic and most-visited waterfalls in the country. It has a drop

South Iceland

Sigöldufoss

Sigöldufoss is located in the highlands of South Iceland. It is next to the power station, Sigölduvirkjun. It used to be a powerful glacial waterfall in

South Iceland

Skógafoss

Skógafoss is located in South Iceland, on the river Skógá. It is 62 metres high (203 feet) and 15 metres wide (50 feet). It falls from

South Iceland

Slæðufoss í Hölkná

Slæðufoss is located in Þjórsárdalur, in the river Hölkná. It drops into Þjórsá, a few hundred meters below the waterfall, Dynkur. To get there one has

South Iceland

Stjórnarfoss

Stjórnarfoss is locatd in South east Iceland, approximately 2 km away from the small village, Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The waterfall is quite wide and about 10 meters high.

South Iceland

Svartifoss

Svartifoss is located in Skaftarfell which is part of  Vatnajökull National Park in the South East of Iceland. It is fed by melt water from the

West Iceland

Svöðufoss

Svöðufoss is located on the north side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, close to Snæfellsnes National Park. It is a powerful, 10m high waterfall in the river

South Iceland

Urriðafoss

Urriðafoss is one of the major waterfalls in the river Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland, approximately 230 km long. It is located in South Iceland

Valagil Canyon and waterfall in the Western Fjords near Súðavík
West Iceland

Valagil

Valagil Canyon Valagil canyon or ravine is located in Álftafjörður in the Western Fjords, near  Seljalandsdalur Valley and not far from the village Súðavík. A partly

South Iceland

Þjófafoss

Þjófafoss is one of major waterfalls in the river Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland. It is situated in South Iceland in the Merkurhraun lava field,