Brúarárfoss, also known as Brúarfoss, is titled “Iceland’s Bluest Waterfall.” It’s a small waterfall at only around 10 ft (3 m) in height, but it’s known for its horseshoe-like shape and vivid blue water. The glacial river Brúará creates the waterfall and is sourced from the Langjökull glacier. The bright blue waters are only exacerbated as Brúarárfoss plunges into the crevice that it creates within the dark volcanic rock.
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.
Gluggafoss, also known as Merkjárfoss, is a two-tiered waterfall located on the Merkjá River in the Southern Region. The Merkjá River has many beautiful waterfalls, but Gluggafoss is the most significant. Gluggafoss is increasing in popularity, but it is still a relatively overlooked waterfall.
Foss á Síðu is a commonly seen waterfall that is frequently passed. This waterfall is located in the Southern Region and is viewable from the Ring Road (Route 1). Foss á Síðu is not a mighty waterfall, but its slender cascade against the dark cliffside and vivid greenery makes it truly beautiful. Many would be surprised to learn that Foss á Síðu is Iceland’s 14th tallest waterfall.
Skógafoss a 203 ft waterfall in Iceland. Featured in the show Vikings and movies such as Thor: The Dark World or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Gljúfrabúi, also known as Gljúfurárfoss, translates to Canyon Dweller. Such an appropriate name for a hidden waterfall right next door to one of Iceland’s…
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….
Öxarárfoss is a human-made waterfall located in Þingvellir National Park. This waterfall has been an active part of Iceland’s history!
Granni, “neighbor,” is the direct sibling of the more popular Háifoss. Granni is ranked the 7th tallest waterfall in Iceland, measuring at a total of 417 ft.
Háifoss was once believed to be the tallest waterfall in Iceland at a height of 396 ft (121 m). Háifoss only ranks as the 9th tallest waterfall.