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The Five Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland

Iceland is often called the “Land of Waterfalls”, because there are located literally hundreds of these natural wonders. From the powerful Dettifoss waterfalls to magnificent Svartifoss waterfalls- they are the most recognizable attractions of the country.


Gullfoss, or the “Golden Waterfall” is the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland. It is located in the canyon of the river Hvita, in the southwest of the country. More than a kilometre above the falls the river turns sharply to the right and runs along the wide distorted “pillars” and then falls sharply in the crevice  which is 32 meters depth.



It is located in the national park Vatnajokul in northeast Iceland and is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. This waterfall is so strong that the surrounding rocks vibrate at the fall of the water. It is 100 meters wide and has a drop of 45 meters down to the canyon Jökulsárgljúfur.



This is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the size of the current, it constantly produces rainbows. The waterfall is located on the river Skógá in southern Iceland.

Skogafoss Waterfall of Iceland


Goðafoss, or the “Waterfall of the Gods”, is located in Bárðardalur, in the north-central region of Iceland. Its waters fall only 12 meters, but he has a width of 30 meters.



Seljalandsfoss is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland, located between the other two – Selfoss and Skógafoss. This waterfall is on the river Seljalandsá and its water is falling from 60 meters height. You can go behind the waterfall and from that position you can make some unforgettable images.


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