Iceland: The land of the endless waterfalls

That Iceland is a hiking paradise is well-known, but it is also a land of endless waterfalls. It is fair to say that behind every corner is just another waterfall to discover.

Skógafoss

One of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, situated on the Skógá River. It is located at the ring road 1. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single rainbow is normally visible.

Dettifoss

Is the most powerful waterfall in Europe and still my all time favorite waterfall in Iceland. It is located near the ring road 1, still a graveled road need to be taken in order to access the Dettifoss.

Hafragilsfoss

The waterfall flows downstream from Dettifoss within the depths of the Jökulságljúfur canyon. It is a stunning waterfall, that should not be missed on the way to the Dettifoss.

Selfoss

Is another waterfall on the way to the Dettifoss. The river drops with several waterfalls down, which is really impressive.

Gullfoss

Is also named the Golden Falls. It is located at the Golden Circle, the most known route in Iceland.

Haifoss

Is located near the volcano Hekla. It only can be accessed with a 4×4 wheel drive. Please do not try otherwise, the road get’s awful.

Dynjandi

Is a series of waterfalls located in the Westfjords of Iceland. It is running over several cascades until you reach the bigged waterfall at the top.

Seljalandsfoss

Is located at the road 1. The waterfall is special because it is possible to hike behind it. Even that you will be totally wet afterwards the experience is totally worth it.

Hraunfossar

It is a series of waterfalls. It can be easily accessed with a normal car.

Hjálparfoss

Is located near Hekla and can be accessed with a normal car. Even that the road is graveled, it is doable when driving slowly.

Svartifoss

Is a waterfall in the Vatnajökull National Park. The park is located near the ring road 1 and can be accessed with a normal car.

Hengifoss

Is for me one of the most beautiful and overlooked waterfalls in Iceland. It is a bit of the hike to it but it is totally worth it. We hike 45 minutes to the waterfall itself. After that we hikes 60 more minutes to the top of the waterfall.

Aldeyjarfoss

Is located in the highlands of Iceland. It is at the northern end of the Sprengisandur Highland Road. For us this was a nice surprise after a full day of driving through the desert.

Goðafoss

Also named waterfall of the gods. It is located at the ring road 1 and can be easily accessed. For me this was the least stunning waterfall in Iceland. Sadly it is really overrun by tourist buses.

Waterfall at Spengisandur

Sadly I do not recall the name but it is close to the Aldeyjarfoss.

Waterfall on the Way to Askja

Waterfalls everywhere

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