Iceland's waterfalls are famous throughout the world thanks to their diversity and breathtaking beauty. In Iceland, there are hundreds of waterfalls that are coming out of the mountains or flowing from the high peaks where the snow never melts.
The mountainous landscape together with the melting glaciers and the large amount of precipitation, are creating ideal conditions for the waterfalls formation. Although there are countless number of beautiful waterfalls, some of them are considered particularly impressive, natural wonders on their own.
This is undoubtedly the most famous waterfall in Iceland. This natural wonder is a breathtaking sight. Falling from a height of 32 meters, Gullfoss waterfall spreads as wide as the river Hvítá. Visitors of the site can watch the Gullfoss waterfall in several viewpoints overlooking the both parts of the waterfall.
In the bottom of the waterfall, where the water is crashing forcefully into the river, misty cloud of water is always hovering in the air, and as a result, in the afternoon spectacular rainbow decorates the waterfall. Gullfoss waterfall is an hour drive away from the capital Reykjavik. The waterfall is one of the main attractions of the famous route "Golden Circle" and is considered a must for any tourist visitor Iceland.
The enormous stream that falls from a height of 44 meters and its width is 100 meters, Dettifoss is the mightiest waterfall in Europe and has the largest water flow, between 200- 420 cubic meters per second.
This impressive waterfall is part of the glacial river that the rate of erosion of the rock where it flows is particularly high, the waterfall visitors should be careful not to get too close to the edge and not to fall! East bank is more tourist-friendly and offers an excellent opportunity for those who want to take a picture of the wild and stormy wonder.
Located on the river Skoga, it can be noticed easily from the ring road (Route 1, about 105 km east of Selfoss, Skógafoss is one of the most famous and most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. Its rectangular shape is classic and it falls from a height of 60 meters.
Skógafoss is a tourists' favorite, who are often astounded by the enormous waterfall. There is a convenient access trail to the base of the waterfall and on the right of the waterfall, there are stairs along the side of the mountain, which lead to an observation point above the waterfall.
One of Iceland's picturesque waterfalls located on the southern coast of Iceland. The waterfall feeds from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and its famous attraction is a walkway behind the waterfall. Near the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, just a short walk away, there are several smaller waterfalls equally beautiful.
Located in the remote region of western fjords, Dynjandi ("thundering") is probably the unique waterfall in Iceland and the highest in western fjords (and according to many the most beautiful too). The waterfall is actually a series of seven waterfalls, each has its own name and only one of which is Dynjandi.
Waterfalls fall down the mountain and form a trapezoid shape that reaches a total height of 100 meters. Visitors can take a walk on the trail to reach the highest tier of the waterfall, which allows a breathtaking panoramic view of the lower waterfalls and the nearby fjord Arnarfjörður.
In the bottom of the waterfall there is a nice camping site, and view of the trapeze rapids falling from the mountaintop at the dawn, is a sight you will not forget soon.
Waterfall Godafoss or "the waterfall of the gods" has a special place in the history of the Icelandic people. In 1000, when Iceland's elected legislature was under pressure to convert to Christianity the entire Icelandic nation, as a symbolic act, he threw the statues of the gods by the Nordic mythology into the waterfall and hence it got its name.
By bloodless act became the Icelanders in a moment a Christian nation, but secretly continued Icelanders worshiping Thor, Odin and the other gods of the Nordic pantheon. Godafoss waterfall is located near the ring road between the Lake Mývatn and the city Akureyri. An access road for cars allows visitors to get the cars right up to the brink of the waterfall at the height of 12 meters.
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland but the least known to tourists. Waterfall Aldeyjarfoss is located at the end of Sprengisandur route, marked as F26. The waterfall is located 90 km away from Akureyri and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Despite the relatively modest height, the waterfall is very impressive. Basalt hexagonal walls are surrounding it from all sides.