Southern Ring Road Waterfalls

South Region, Iceland

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Tall wispy waterfall near Paradishellir

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INTRODUCTION

The Southern Ring Road Waterfalls page is where I'm putting the multitude of waterfalls that we've noticed while driving the Ring Road, especially in the stretch between Selfoss and Skaftafell. This page is essentially my way of trying to convey to you how waterfalls are plentiful in just this region alone. Note that I'm intentionally excluding the major waterfalls with names because they have their own pages on this website.

Generally how I've determined whether a waterfall got its own page or not largely depended on whether it looked very light-flowing and temporary (a subjective measure, I know), whether I knew what its name was (assuming it was named), and whether there was infrastructure like signs or car parks indicating that the waterfall was legitimate in the eyes of the authorities here.

I'm fully aware that what's captured here is merely a partial collection of the waterfall sightings we experienced (i.e. only the ones we've noticed and stopped for) which I'm sure is only a fraction of how many more we could've stopped for and checked out. I had to admit that after a while, even waterfall lovers like ourselves started becoming blase about them.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

One benefit of waterfalling in this stretch of the Ring Road was checking out the sea cliffs, arches, and beaches by DyrholaeyOne benefit of waterfalling in this stretch of the Ring Road was checking out the sea cliffs, arches, and beaches by Dyrholaey
Here's another dramatic example of the cliff formations carved out by the seas at DyrholaeyHere's another dramatic example of the cliff formations carved out by the seas at Dyrholaey
Of course of all the waterfalls found along the Ring Road in the South of Iceland, the one waterfall that is quintessential Iceland is SkogafossOf course of all the waterfalls found along the Ring Road in the South of Iceland, the one waterfall that is quintessential Iceland is Skogafoss
Some attractive falls we saw near the turnoff for Laki (Route 208)Some attractive falls we saw near the turnoff for Laki (Route 208)

Some obscure waterfall tumbling through a rugged gully somewhere between Klaustur and VikSome obscure waterfall tumbling through a rugged gully somewhere between Klaustur and Vik

A closer look at the obscure waterfall seen on the Ring RoadA closer look at the obscure waterfall seen on the Ring Road shown above

Falls by the Varmahlið farmFalls by the Varmahlið farm

An attractive waterfall near the Nupur FarmsAn attractive waterfall near the Nupur Farms

A closer look at the waterfall by the Nupur FarmsA closer look at the waterfall by the Nupur Farms

We didn't get a good look at this one, but I think this one's called DolufossWe didn't get a good look at this one, but I think this one's called Dölufoss. Technically, it wasn't visible easily from the Ring Road, but we briefly pursued it on a turnoff just east of Skogafoss.

A closer look at the waterfall near ParadishellirA closer look at the waterfall near Paradishellir. Little did we realize that there was a cave here.

Another look at the waterfall at Paradishellir under clearer skiesAnother look at the waterfall at Paradishellir under clearer skies

This sloping waterfall behind the flocks of sheep near Paradishellir was just west of the waterfall photographed aboveThis sloping waterfall behind the flocks of sheep near Paradishellir was just west of the waterfall photographed above


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Fixated on the falls


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

The stretch of the Ring Road (Route 1) that this page covers is east of the Route 249 junction by Seljalandsfoss and west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

The city of Reykjavík was 121km (90 minutes drive) northwest of Seljalandsfoss and 248km (3 hours drive) west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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