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What could be better than relaxing in a natural hotspring after a hike to a beautiful waterfall? If that sounds like a perfect Icelandic afternoon,

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Selfoss is 36ft (11 m) tall waterfall on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. This waterfall sits downstream from the mighty Dettifoss, so it is often overlooked. Selfoss, while smaller in height, is immensely wider than Dettifoss, with a width of around 330 ft (100 m).

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Klifbrekkufossar is a series of several cascading falls in the Mjóifjörður fjord. Klifbrekkufossar is one of Iceland’s tallest major waterfalls at 300 ft (91 m) but doesn’t often receive that recognition due to the segmented drops. The name means Klifbrekkufossar,  “Climbing Slope Falls,” as the waterfall is shaped like a set of stairs climbing up the cliffside. Fossar is the plural word for waterfalls, but Klifbrekkufossar is considered a single waterfall.

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Bólugilfoss is a hidden waterfall in the Northwestern Region of Iceland. The waterfall sits in the Bólugil Canyon and is fed by the Bóluá river. We were unable to confirm the official name of Bólugifoss, but it is also known as Bólugil, Bólufoss, and Bólugilfossar. Google Maps shows the waterfall named simply as Bólugil Waterfall. It should be noted the National Icelandic Land Survey has an atlas that mentions the term “fossar.” Unfortunately, no definitive name was given there.

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summer day at helgufoss


A family-friendly waterfall without the crowds. Helgufoss stands at 39 ft, with a gentle flow. This beautiful waterfall is only a short drive away from Reykjavík.

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seljalandsfoss sunset


Have you ever wanted to sit behind a waterfall and watch the sunset? That sounds like something you would only see in a movie placed in a fantasy world….

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Urriðafoss is Iceland’s largest waterfall in volume, with a high river drop rate of 12,700 cfs (360 cms). The waterfall is located on the Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland. In Icelandic, Urriðafoss translates to “Trout Waterfall.” The Þjórsá is a famous river for salmon and trout fishing. Even seals are reported to travel up the river to Urriðafoss to catch salmon.

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