The path leading to the top of the waterfalls continues following the river upstream - where numerous more dramatic waterfalls of sheer beauty are to be found. A great hike - to say the least! One of the finest folk museums in Iceland is situated in extraordinarily beautiful natural surroundings.
One of my favourite trips in my country is visiting the waterfalls in the south; the best known are Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall. The Icelandic term for a waterfall is "foss". Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Seljalandsfoss is one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland.
Godafoss waterfall. The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. In the year 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland.
Svartifoss waterfall. Svartifoss is one of the unique waterfalls in South-Iceland. It is situated in Skaftafell, which belongs to Vatnajökull National park. Skaftafell is a true oasis after driving through the vast black lava sand plains of Skeiðarársandur glacial outwash.
Hraunfossar is one of the most unusual waterfalls in Iceland. Indeed, don’t expect loud torrents like at its neighbour Gullfoss. The Hraunfossar Waterfalls (literally Lava Falls) is made of a collection of gentle cascades emerging from between the lava rocks covered with moss.
Selfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the river Jokulsa a Fjollum in North Iceland. Selfoss belongs to the Jokulsargljufur preservation area, with its mighty glacier canyon, itself a part of Vatnajokull National Park since 2008.While not particularly high (11 meters), Selfoss is wide and powerful.
The Faxi waterfall (also referred to as Fossin Faxi or Vatnsleysufoss in Icelandic) was a wide waterfall and kind of a smaller version of Gullfoss. In my mind it was like Gullfoss in that it was a wide river waterfall except it only possessed one tier instead of two, and it also had what looked like a fish ladder adjacent to it as well.
The waterfall Ófærufoss (the impassable waterfall) is one of the few interesting waterfalls in Iceland located in the Highland. A waterfall you don't want to miss if you are traveling in Iceland and waterfalls are on your list of things to do in Iceland. It is a waterfall in the river Nyðri-Ófæra or “The impassable northern river”.