ICELAND'S AMAZING WATERFALLS

Svartifoss

Svartifoss

Svartifoss, or the Black Falls, is located in the Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. The 20-metre high waterfall is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.

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Hjalparfoss

Hjalparfoss

Hjalparfoss, meaning the helping falls, is a double waterfall that joins at the base. Located near the rivers Thjorsa and Fossa in the Thjorsa Valley, the surrounding area is a remnant of various eruptions from Iceland’s most active volcano, Hekla.

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Skogafoss

Skogafoss

Skogafoss is one of Iceland's biggest and most famous waterfalls, rising 60-metres high and measuring 25-metres across. Situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline, the falls produce a massive spray that ensures a rainbow is almost always present.

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Fagrifoss

Fagrifoss

Fagrifoss, meaning Beautiful Falls, is located in the remote Lakagígar region of southeast Iceland. The waterfall is part of a fissure from the the Laki volcano, which erupted in 1783.

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Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

Located on the river Seljalandsá, the iconic Seljalandsfoss drops 60 metres over the cliffs. Thanks to the over-hanging nature of the cliff, visitors are able to walk behind the cascading water.

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Godafoss

Godafoss

The Waterfall of the Gods is located on the river Skjálfandafljót, in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland. With a height of 12 metres and a width of 30 metres, Godafoss is one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls.

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Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufellsfoss

While it's certainly not the largest waterfall in Iceland, Kirkjufellsfoss is made famous by its proximity to the 463-metre peak of Kirkjufell. This spectacular combination is located on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður.

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Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Gullfoss, also known as the golden waterfalls, is situated in the upper part of River Hvita. The water cascades down two steps, one 11 m high, and the other 22 m, into the 2.5km long canyon below.

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Dynjandi

Dynjandi

Dynjand, meaning "thunderous" in Icelandic, is a series of waterfalls located in the Westfjords of Iceland. Split over seven levels, the waterfalls have a cumulative height of around 100 metres.

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Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar is a sequence of waterfalls streaming over a distance of about 900 metres. The water cascades out of Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull.

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Selfoss

Selfoss

Selfoss is a waterfall in the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in northern Iceland that measures 11 metres at its highest point. The water from Selfoss flows into Öxarfjörður, a bay of the Arctic Sea.

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Dettifoss

Dettifoss

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland. Like Selfoss, it also sits on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier. Measuring 44-metres high and 100-metres across, it is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe!

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