Category: Waterfalls

August 20, 2021 Ring Road 2 – Ultimate Guide through the Westfjords

We all know the Ring Road, but have you heard of Ring Road 2 in Westfjords? I know, not the most original name, but I can assure you it is one of the most breathtaking roads you can drive through.  It circles around the Westfjords – a sparsely populated part of Iceland, full of untouched nature. […]

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June 21, 2019 Hraunfossar Waterfall

Hraunfossar, which translates to Lava Falls, is beautiful and a real treasure. The color of the water is sometimes turquoise but other times it’s milky white. The waterfalls of Hraunfossar are a collection of many creeks and cascades small and big streaming out of the lava. How to get there: Hraunfossar is about one and […]

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June 20, 2019 Hengifoss Waterfall

Hengifoss is located in Hengifossá in fljótsdalshreppur. It’s the third highest waterfall in Iceland, standing a whopping 128 meters tall. It’s also known for its beautiful surroundings; being surrounded by Basaltic Strata with thin, red layers of clay between the basaltic layers. The red layers are actually very old clay that has been colored red […]

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June 20, 2019 Hjalpar Waterfall

Hjálparfoss, or “Help Waterfall” is a beautiful waterfall where the Fossá and Þjórsá rivers meet. These two rivers fall from a lava field from the same height and their cascades merge into a pool. The surrounding area is also incredibly picturesque, but the contrast between the vegetation, lava, and water is something to behold. Not […]

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April 27, 2017 My Favorite Waterfall: Kvernufoss

There are many waterfalls in Iceland. So many, in fact, that you could see five new waterfalls every day and still not see them all. Each one has it’s own particular character, shape, and approach. Some waterfalls are accessible right off Road 1, with ample parking. Some waterfalls are only accessible with a 4X4 vehicle […]

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August 20, 2015 Iceland Waterfalls – Top 10

Have you ever typed “Iceland Waterfalls” into Google and spent way too much time looking at photos? I wouldn’t be surprised. If not, you probably should. People love waterfalls. Indeed, people like them so much that I often joke about how obsessed people can be with running water. It’s just water, right? Wrong. The minute […]

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