Urriðafoss is one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Iceland. It has a drop of only 12 feet, but is 750 feet in width. It lies on the River Þjórsá, on Route 1 just east of the intersection with Route 30.
The 260-foot waterfall Systrafoss is located just past the ring road in the village Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Systrafoss is fed by a small lake called Systravatn. In summertime, melted snow feeds the lake creating this waterfall. Systrafoss means sister falls and is named after a monastery that was located in Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the medieval time.
Steinbogafoss is the third major waterfall about ½ mile upstream of Skógafoss. The falls drop about 25 feet in a uniform curtain-style plunge that spreads to about 65 feet in width.
Manáfoss is a small waterfall near Blönduós in the north of Iceland. The river Laxá á Ásum drops down about 6 feet. Manáfoss is located 5 kilometers south of Blönduós. Take road 731 to the farm Sauðanes. Take a small road to an old power station, turn right through a fence opening, then turn left […]
At the head of Kolugljúfer gorge, cut by the river Víðiðalsá is the 25-foot waterfall Kolufossar (Kolufoss). The gorge is about 1 km in length and 150 feet deep. To get there, from Route 1, between Blönduós and Laugarbakki, take route 715. At the T-intersection drive towards Vididalstunguheidi. Take the exit towards the farm Bakki […]
Hundafoss is the tallest (78 feet) and first of three waterfalls encountered on the Bærjargil stream along the popular trail to Svartifoss in the Skaftafell region of Vatnajökull National Park,
Hrafnabjargafoss is a 15-20 foot waterfall in the north of Iceland in one of the largest rivers in Iceland, Skjálfandafljót. From the Ring Road (Route 1) near Akureyi, take Route 842 south and continue on F-26 about 2 miles south of Aldeyjarfoss. Turn left the sign to Hrafnabjargafoss, then drive (high clearance recommended) or hike […]
The 35-foot Fosstorfufoss is the second of many waterfalls on the Skógá River, upstream of Skógafoss and ¼ mile past Hestavaðsfoss. The hundreds of steps to the top of Skógafoss is the most difficult part of the hike.
Fossárfoss aka Sveinstekksfoss is a 50 foot waterfall on the Fossá River, the last fall before it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It is located on Route 1, Northwest of Djúpivogur.
Fjarðarárgljúfur is the name of a canyon in the Southeast of Iceland not far from Kirkjubæjarklaustur. There you can find the beautiful 130-foot Mögáfoss (unofficial name). The canyon itself is worth visiting, having a depth up to 325 feet and is 1¼ miles long. The canyon was created by erosion from the glacier fed river […]
Hestavaðsfoss is the first of many waterfalls on the Skógá River above Skógafoss on the Laugavegur trail. After hiking up the several hundred steps to the top of Skógafoss, proceed another 200 meters to Hestavaðsfoss. The steps are the what makes the hike tiring.
A standout amongst the most effectively open cascades on the Big Island, Rainbow Falls is only a brisk five-minute drive from downtown Hilo. On bright days, rainbows show up in the fog of the 80-foot falls, making for some entirely otherworldly perspectives. Rainbow Falls is a standout amongst Hawaiʻi’s most notorious cascades. The falls is […]
25-foot Wintergreen Falls on Grassy Creek starts as a small ledge-type cascade, then moves into a steeper cascading slide into a shallow pool. The stream makes a 90 degree turn over a smaller slide just downstream of the main waterfall. The falls is named for the wintergreen (or teaberry) plants which grow in the area. […]
This fall, like most others, is best viewed after rain. However, this 40 metre drop expands dramatically from a minor trickle to a full fledged waterfall probably 30 metres across. I can’t emphasise enough just how much better it is when in full flow. The steps down can be slippery and tricky when wet. Caution […]
I might be the first to bring you some sad news by the look of it. Raukawa Falls has undergone a dramatic change sometime between your visit in 2010 and my last visit in October 2018. It looks like a big chunk of the front wall, which is made of a hard sedimentary grey clay […]
I was seconded to work in Otorohanga for a month back in October 1996. On most weekends I came home. I did a lot of exploring in the area after work where I managed to visit Marakopa & Bridal Veil Falls. On one weekend while returning hoe I branched off to visit Waitungaru Falls, which […]
I’ve been going to Paradise Falls since the mid 80’s. It’s a great waterfall but you definitely don’t want to swim in the pool. Beyond it being illegal, and the Rangers do write tickets occasionally (especially if you are climbing the rocks), much of the water is gutter water. Just not something you want to […]
Remaining at the viewpoint doesn’t do any justice to Noh Kalikai … There are two treks (albeit fairly short) that according to me are absolutely stunning. One takes you to the edge of the falls, while the other to its bottom. The trek to the edge of the falls takes about 2 hrs. The scenery […]
Hi! I am born and raised in Kirkjubæjarklaustur,Iceland. I would like to inform you about the mountain roads in Iceland. All mountain roads in Iceland are closed during the period of thaw in soil. Mountain roads are marked with “F” in front of the road number and means Fjallvegur in Icelandic or Mountain road. Most […]