Skogafoss waterfall

Skógafoss, Iceland

Skógafoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, is one of the most easily accessible on the island’s south side. It is feasible to reach the stairwell on the slope above the 60-meter-high waterfall and enjoy the views from the top.

Iceland is definitely a land of waterfalls. There are a really large number of them on the island. Most of them excel especially in their size and volume of flowing water, others in shape or overall integration into the surrounding landscape.

One of the most famous and beautiful Icelandic waterfalls is the 60-meter-high Skogafoss in the “warmer” south of Iceland, in front of which a beautiful rainbow often forms.

A mist of droplets floating at the point of impact of the body of water creates an almost constant rainbow. Following the path along the eastern side of Skógafoss, you will reach a hill above the waterfall, where the famous Fimmvörðuháls trek starts, which will take you through a magical landscape between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers to Thórsmörk.

Skogafoss Waterfall is no less epic. You will find it in the south of Iceland near the town of Skógar, and if you wait a while, it will probably reward you with a rainbow. The weather in Iceland is really changing fast, we experienced sunshine, rain, wind and hail when visiting the waterfall. And we didn’t spend half an hour with him.

The magical environment of the Skógafoss waterfall is also widely used by filmmakers, you will find it, for example, in the film Thor: The Dark World and it also appeared in the series Vikings or Game of thrones.

Few people make the effort and continue along the path above the waterfall. Fimmvorduhals Trailhead (25 km) leads around 26 waterfalls, 2 volcanoes and 2 glaciers to Thorsmörk (the opposite direction is more popular). From here it is of course possible to continue along Iceland’s most famous hike Laugaveur to the colorful hills of Landmannalaugar.

Very impressive waterfall, which you will find in the south of the island a few meters from the main road ring road = basically the only proper road that runs around the island.

The waterfall lies on the river Skóga and with its dimensions of 62 m in height and 25 m in width is one of the largest. You can also watch it from the viewing platform, which can be reached by a steep and slightly laid out staircase.

From there you can continue along the riverbed further inland. Skógafoss is only the culmination of this natural gem. If you go further, you will come across about 20 smaller waterfalls. It’s a pleasant walk where almost no one goes anymore. You can go just a short walk, just where you go, you go there 🙂

Published: January 11, 2022
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