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Written by Arjun S on June 17, 2021 Share on

10 Best Waterfalls in Iceland That Are Drop Dead Gorgeous

Iceland is a perfect destination spot for all sorts of travelers around the world. Situated in the northern peninsular, this nordic island remains cold throughout the year. But being such a small country, it is home to abundant numbers of waterfalls & each one, has its own beauty. Visiting all of them is not possible but visiting the best ones is very much possible. Sit back and read about the top 10 best waterfalls in Iceland curated by PickYourTrail which you should visit for sure when in Iceland.

 

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  1. Gulfoss
  2. Bruarfoss
  3. Barnafoss
  4. Glymur
  5. Godafoss
  6. Dettifoss
  7. Kirkjufellsfoss
  8. Skogafoss
  9. Seljalandsfoss
  10. Dynjandi

Best waterfalls in Golden Circle, Iceland

1. Gulfoss

Gulfoss waterfall, also knows as “Golden Falls” is located on the Hvìta river. It is one of the most popular and known ones as it is made of three layers. And It is pure luck if you get to visit this beautiful waterfall on a sunny day as you can witness the stupendous rainbow. You can watch this waterfall from all angles by using the wooden platforms made for exploring it. You might have to take care while walking as it will be slippery.

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2. Bruarfoss

Bruarfoss waterfall is one of the least discovered waterfalls in Iceland and is located in the Brúará river. Reaching here might be a bit uncomfortable due to muddy roads but it will surely be worth it. Once you reach there, a high chance that you can see a touch of blue color hitting the deep gorge which will make your visit even more beautiful and worth capturing. Bruarfoss is surely a hidden gem!

Also read: Day Trips from Reykjavik for a Perfect Iceland Vacation

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3. Barnafoss

Barnafoss waterfall is situated near Hraunfossar and it emerges from the Hallmundarhraun lava field which goes into the Hvìta river. You can get closer to the waterfall by taking the hiking trail attached with a bridge crossing the Hvítá River. This waterfall is not visible from a distance you have to face it directly to enjoy it, since it comes from an underground river. This is one of the least busy falls in Iceland.

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Best waterfalls in Northern Iceland

4. Glymur

Glymur waterfall is the second-highest waterfall in Iceland with an impressive height of 650 feet. Although to reach there, two hours of the hike is required but the effort surely doesn’t go to waste once you reach the top. Make sure you have a good quality pair of footwear to make your hiking experience smooth and perfect. With each turn bringing you a different yet beautiful view the whole hiking becomes a fun activity to do.

Also read: Thing to do in North Iceland

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5. Godafoss

Godafoss is also known as the “waterfall of gods” and it is massive in size, almost 40 feet high and 100 feet wide, The sight from here is unbeatable and remarkable. It is 25 minutes from Akureyri to reach here and it is very easy to access this classical beauty. With the bare minimum restrictions here, the experience becomes even more peaceful. I hope this is added to your must-visit list right away!

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6. Dettifoss

Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe and the best part is, it is in Iceland. This waterfall stands 150 feet high and 300 feet wide, which makes the ground shudder when you get close to it. This waterfall can be visited only during summer because during winter the roads are blocked due to inevitable snow. The best part about Dettifos is you get to watch it from the top and the view is just breathtaking.

Also Read: Iceland & its beautiful landscape

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Best waterfalls in Eastern Iceland

7. Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufellsfoss is a famous waterfall as it is the face of Iceland. The beautiful Mount Kirkjufell in the background and the northern lights make this waterfall even more beautiful and worth capturing. Most of the travelers have made this a shooting spot for them. Being a small waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss still makes it to the top 10 because of the tremendous sight. Hope you have it added to your list as well!

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Best waterfalls in Southern Iceland

8. Skogafoss

Skogafoss is a powerful waterfall situated on the ring road following the village of Skógar and it is 200 feet high and 80 feet wide. The fascinating fact about this waterfall is that you can see two rainbows because of the constant spray from the water and makes the visit magical. If you can put a little effort you can reach the top of it or if you want, you can even go for an all-day hike to witness the lovely trails.

Also Read: Best Things to do in South Iceland

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9. Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is 200 feet high and is located on Seljalandsá River and the waterfalls from an ancient cliff to the pool. The fascinating fact about this waterfall is that the travelers can go behind it and feel the power and be even more close to the waterfall. A proper waterproof jacket is needed otherwise the spray is enough to get totally soaked. Summertime is the best time to visit this waterfall because the trail is closed during the wintertime due to the slippery surface.

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Best waterfalls in the Westfjords

10. Dynjandi

Dynjandi waterfall is different from all the other waterfalls in Iceland. It is a combination of 6 small waterfalls and one big waterfall & its name comes from that particular big waterfall. While driving on the beautiful and windy roads of fjords you can see it. Most travelers love it for the illusion it creates. It looks like a glacier from a distance, but as travelers get closer they realize, it is the rushing water of Dynjandi waterfall.

Also Read: Most popular waterfalls in the world

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It is super fascinating to see all these beautiful waterfalls in such a small country. A much more fascinating fact how different all are from each other. Truly, Iceland as a destination has to be visited once in life but with a proper plan. Head over to the PickYourTrail website for the best Iceland packages or if you want, customize one for yourself & experience Iceland like how it should be experienced.
Thanks, reader! Happy Vacationing 🙂

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