Icelandic Waterfalls

Below are a few photos from our amazing time in Iceland


Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui waterfalls are about 30km from Skógar. Seljalandsfoss is the only waterfall if it’s kind where you can walk behind it. Gljufrabui waterfall is situated further down the ridge and is hidden by a narrow entrance. Entering the enclosed waterfall is a breath-taking moment and is definitely not to be missed.

Svartifoss (Black Falls) is a large basalt columned waterfall situated in the Skaftafell National Park. It takes about a 45 minute hill climb to get to the falls.

Skógafoss is a beautiful waterfall, which on a sunny day can create a double rainbow. You can walk up the side of this waterfall to see the Skóga River cascading over the top of what was once the original coastline.

Hraunfossar is a series of small waterfalls which cascade under a lava field. You can walk across some of the moss covered lava field.

Gullfoss is an impressive thunderous waterfall not far from the Geysir as part of the Golden Circle tour. It’s one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland.


Gljúfrabúi is a small hidden waterfall, just a short walk from the magnificent waterfall of Seljalandsfoss. 


At the summit of Skógafoss waterfall, you can see the Skóga River cascading over the top of what was once the original coastline.



Gullfoss which means ‘Golden Falls’ is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls. The Hvítá river travels from the glacier Langjökull, before cascading 32 metres down Gullfoss into the canyon.


Goðafoss waterfall is known as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Situated right off the main Ring Road in the Bárðardalur district of Northeastern Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 metres over a width of 30 metres.


In the Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland is the magnificent Dettifoss. It’s the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Dettifoss is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier and collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland.

Highlights we experienced

Ice lake




Be mindful of…


Some of these waterfalls can be hazardous to walk around.









All images of Iceland are copyright of PBKphotos 2016

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