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

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The most powerful waterfall in southern Iceland

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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.” 

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Sitting on the dangerous edge.

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Waterfall #2 – Seljalandsfoss

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www.Travelgraphy.com_0375 Getting up close and personal

This is what Google Images show you….

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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.

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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.

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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..??!?

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

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

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Ta-da!

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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