Must See Waterfalls in Iceland

Skogafoss, Dettifoss, and so many more!

Duration: 1 day or more
Country: Iceland
Budget: Varies depending on your stay
Iceland is completely covered in waterfalls everywhere you look. No matter where you are in the country, you will always have a great chance to see some towering over you. 

Most of the popular waterfalls are located in the south on the golden circle route, but if you venture out farther to Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the West Fjords, the north and the highlands, you will see some extremely unique waterfalls that are far less busy with tourists.

 

Personal Favourtes

1. Dynjandi

If you have time to venture up to the west fjords then you can’t miss this incredible waterfall! It flows over the land like a staircase and is garuanteed to take your breath away!

2. Skogafoss

I think its impossible to go to Iceland and not fall in love with Skogafoss. This is definitely Iceland’s most famous waterfall and you can obviously see why!

3. Seljalandsfoss

This waterfall is on my favourites list because you can walk behind it! How cool is that! 

Other waterfalls you just can’t miss:

Gullfoss

This massive waterfall is located in south-west Iceland. It is a major tourist attraction so if you want to be there without bus loads of people make sure to get there really early in the morning!

Kirkjufellsfoss

The mountain that looks like a witch’s hat! Thanks to Game of Thrones this is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls and mountains.  

Glymur Falss

These waterfalls can be accessed from the Glymur Falls hike. There wasn’t much for water coming from them due to the time of year we went, but the canyon was absolutely massive and worth the hike! 

Svartifoss

Nature has made this waterfall so unique! The rock formations around the waterfall are caused by thousands of years of erosion.

Haifoss

Find this waterfall in the West Fjords of Iceland. There is a bit of a hike to get there but it is worth the treck!

Aldeyjarfoss

Located in Iceland’s north, this waterfall is a photographers dream! Head there early in the morning or late at night to get those perfect golden hour shots!

Faxi Waterfall

Nature has made this waterfall so unique! The rock formations around the waterfall are caused by thousands of years of erosion.

Hraunfossar

No hiking needed for this Waterfall! Located close to the road and easily accessible, this is definitely one waterfall you don’t want to miss!

Gljufrabui

The watefall is hidden away in a cave that you climb into. Make sure you have waterproof camera gear as the mist from the falls fills the cave!

Godafoss

Godafoss is also a very popular waterfall in Iceland. It brings massive crowds so if you want to avoid the busy bus loads of tourists make sure to get there really early in the morning. 

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2 Comments

  1. Zoe

    Hey, what was your Iceland itinerary to see all of those beautiful falls? How long were you there for? Did you rent a car?

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    • jessicasaigeon

      Heyy Zoe thanks for the questions! I am currently working on posting the itinerary we had in Iceland for you all to enjoy so stay tuned for that! I was in Iceland for 3 weeks. We did rent a car, honestly I think that’s the only way to see Iceland because everything is so spread out. We traveled around the ring road and also into the West Fjords finishing in the south of Iceland.

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