Waterfalls in Iceland

It is the land of waterfalls.

There are more than 25 waterfalls on this tiny island, some mighty and formidable, some graceful and transcendent. All picturesque.

The 3 most famous waterfalls along the Golden Circle route are: Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. You might have already guessed it by now – “foss” is an Icelandic word for “waterfall” :)

Waterfall #1 – Gullfoss


The most powerful waterfall in southern Iceland



If I may express my bewilderment through one of the (very few) poems I know of, I would quote William Blake:

“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hands
An eternity in an hour.” 



Sitting on the dangerous edge.


Waterfall #2 – Seljalandsfoss



www.Travelgraphy.com_0375 Getting up close and personal

This is what Google Images show you….


And this is what you actually see… haha.

Furthermore, it was so super freaking cold that I just wanted to tuck away both my drenched camera and shivering self.


Waterfall #3 – Skogafoss

By the time we left Seljalandsfoss and made our way to Skogafoss, the weather flipped as quickly as the capricious temperament of a baby.


Can you even see the waterfall??!?

Scroll up to the first image of the post and can you believe these 2 photos were taken on the same day..??!?


Up, up, up we go… Braving through the snow.

Yes, ALL the way up, to the very very top.



It seriously looked like some galactic black hole that greedily sucked everything in with its titanic force and deafening roar.

From the drastically decreasing number of photos I took at each of the waterfalls, you can probably tell which was my favourite :)

The rest of my Iceland trip: 

  1. From Hellish Snowstorm to Heavenly Landscape, All You Need is an Icelandic Road Trip
  2. Iceland Golden Circle – Thingvellir National Park
  3. Iceland Road Trip – Preview


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