Iceland Waterfalls are perhaps the country’s most recognizable series of attractions. They’re everywhere! Its collection of waterfalls rivals any other country in sheer power and raw beauty. The falls range from powerful and wide river-type monsters like Dettifoss, Gullfoss, and Goðafoss to tall and narrow ones like Glymur, Háifoss, and Hengifoss. Moreover, the country sports classic waterfalls such as the rectangular Skógafoss, unique waterfalls such as the trapezoidal Dynjandi, and even waterfalls imitated by art such as Svartifoss.
And these are just the famous ones!
There are countless other waterfalls tumbling by the Ring Road as well as many more that don’t even have formal names! Waterfallers will have a difficult time just keeping track of the falls they’ll see. We certainly did!
As you can see from the map above, the country featured so many waterfalls that we made regional pages to try to help you get a better handle on the waterfalls we’re showcasing from our travels.
In addition to waterfalls, you can see nature’s many faces on display here from massive glaciers to active geysers and thermal pools to technicolor landscapes painted by recent volcanism.
The country also features a rich and turbulent history eloquently captured and told through its many sagas. Furthermore, there are other quirky aspects about the country such as its creative use of geothermal energy, the 24-hour daylight in the summer, the abundance of sheep and idyllic farms, the hobbit-like turf farms, trolls appearing amongst the various lava formations, and even the pub crawl on steroids known as the Rúntur.
Add it all up and it becomes apparent why there really is no place in the world like Iceland (or Íslands in Icelandic).
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