Waterfalls of Suðvesturland og Suðurland (The Southwest and The South)

Strokkur in the Geysir thermal area


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Most of the Suðvesturland og Suðurland waterfalls can be found within a reasonable day trip from the capital city of Reykjavík, where most of Iceland's roughly 300,000 people live.

This makes such waterfalls very popular tourist attractions. One such falls, called Gullfoss, is one of the three main attractions on the popular Golden Circle Tour, which also takes in the site of the original geyser (which led to the popular usage of the word) called Geysir as well as the country's most important historical site at Þingvellir. Moreover, the region also has Iceland's tallest waterfall in Glymur, the country's most accessible waterfall in Skógafoss, and a large waterfall that you can walk behind in Seljalandsfoss.

In addition to waterfalls, the South of Iceland tends to be inundated with tourists from around the world as many of the country's natural attractions are concentrated in the wet and misty south. For example, there's the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón, the wide black-sanded glacially scoured plains before the largest icefield (Vatnajökull) outside the Arctic Circle, the Saga Trail, the narrow glacially carved alpine area of Þorsmork, the giant pair of sea arches at the southern tip known as Dyrhólaey, etc. With such a plethora of world class natural features, the possibilities are numerous, and it's no wonder why this area is so well-visited.



WATERFALLS

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Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Haukadalur
Glymur

Glymur

Hvalfjordur
Skógafoss

Skógafoss

Skogar
Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

Hamragardar
Gljúfurárfoss

Gljúfurárfoss

Hamragardar
Svartifoss

Svartifoss

Skaftafell National Park
The falls I called foss 7 on the Skógá River

Waterfalls on the Skógá River

Skogar / Thorsmork
The Faxi Waterfall

Faxi

Biskuptungur
Öxarárfoss

Öxarárfoss

Thingvellir National Park
Ægissufoss

Ægissufoss

Hvolsvollur
Arbæjarfoss

Arbæjarfoss

Hvolsvollur
Sjávarfoss

Sjávarfoss

Hvalfjordur
Þórufoss

Þórufoss

Laxa i Kjos
Tröllafoss

Tröllafoss

Mossfell
Gluggafoss

Gluggafoss

Fljotsdalur
Kvernufoss

Kvernufoss

Skogar
Hundafoss

Hundafoss

Skaftafell National Park
Magnúsarfoss

Magnúsarfoss

Skaftafell National Park
Þjófafoss

Þjófafoss

Skaftafell National Park
Foss á Siðu

Foss á Siðu

Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Stjórnarfoss

Stjórnarfoss

Kirkjubaejarklaustur
A dry Systrafoss

Systrafoss

Kirkjubaejarklaustur
A waterfall by the Hliðarendi farm

Saga Trail Waterfalls

Hvolsvollur / Fljotsdalur
Waterfall by Paradishellir

Southern Ring Road Waterfalls





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