Waterfalls in Iceland

A trip to Iceland cannot be complete without a visit to one or many of Iceland’s stunning waterfalls. Each one has a distinctive character and each one is sure to leave you amazed by its form, size and sound, as well as the nature surrounding them.

 

As with the rest of Iceland There is an exciting story at every waterfall, whether it is from history or folklore. These stories will be that have historical importance, tragedies or even love and help in bringing to life the constantly changing and expanding landscape of Iceland, the land of fire as well as the ice.

 

Because of the effects of Iceland’s many glaciers, the country is home to some of the most stunning and fascinating waterfalls in the world. These waterfalls are fed by most pure glacier waters, which cut through the rocks and occasionally mix with the volcanism of the surroundings to form amazing forms, such as those hexagonal columns of basalt that grace numerous waterfalls.

 

Do I need to be a certified guideline to go to waterfalls in COVID-19?

It’s that not only Iceland’s waterfalls hidden in the wilderness and far from the tourist crowds which are suitable for COVID-19 visitors The entire country is. Since July 31 the restrictions for national travel were lifted as a result of the popularity of the vaccination program for mass populations which has made the popular holiday destination more attractive.

 

To ensure that the country will not need to return to the restrictions that were in place, only vaccinated travelers, those on the selection of selected countries as well as those who have antibodies from an infection previously are allowed to enter the country without the requirement to undergo five days of quarantine and pass tests. The people who fall in those categories are not required to complete the registration form prior to their arrival and will not face any other obstacles to enjoying the most relaxing, stress-free holiday.

 

Even those who are hesitant regarding COVID-19 will have a wonderful time exploring Iceland’s waterfalls. They are not only totally surrounded by nature, and thus in a less risky outdoor setting however, Iceland is currently experiencing a slowdown in tourist numbers because of the epidemic which means that there will be fewer crowds during non-peak times.

 

If you want to manage your travels and also how close you are to be to other groups then the auto-drive trip is a fantastic alternative for you. The cars that you rent are clean and well-maintained after each use. The car will provide you with the ideal base to explore.

 

Kirkjufellsfoss

The small, charming waterfall is situated near the majestic Mount Kirkjufell located in the Grundarfjordur area in the peninsula known as Snaefellsnes. It is a stunning spot for photographers looking to capture the serene waters against the stunning mountain that is in its background. It is best enjoyed at the glow of the evening sun at mid-summer However, it can be captivating when covered in snow and ice at the middle of winter – which could let you see it beneath the gorgeous Northern Lights.

 

Hraunfossar

The stunningly beautiful waterfalls are situated at Borgarfjordur within West Iceland is formed by rivulets that flow at the edges of Hallmundarhraun the lava field, and flow into the Hvita river, a glacier-fed river (not meant to confuse with the other river with the same name , which is the source of Gullfoss waterfall, which is discussed later). Hraunfossar Falls Hraunfossar waterfalls although tranquil and serene, are thought to be among the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland.

 

Their location is practical, since they are just next to the Barnafoss another stunning waterfall.

 

Bruarfoss

This beautiful series of tiny waterfalls can be found located in the Bruara river in the Grimsnes region located in Southwest Iceland. They are not well-known and thought of as an obscure treasure. The sight of Bruarfoss dropping in a flash of vibrant blue to the depths of the gorge, makes it a stunning scene and is an ideal photographer’s location.

 

Svartifoss

This stunning waterfall is situated inside the Skaftafell Nature Reserve located in South East Iceland, part of Vatnajokull National Park. Namely, Svartifoss is a reference to ‘Black Waterfall because of the stark contrast between the water’s white color and the dark basalt columns. At the bottom of the falls is a sharp rock that has shattered out of the columns, making an amazing scene.

 

The beautiful design was a source of inspiration for the columnar structure of Hallgrimskirkja Church located in Reykjavik as well as its ceiling at the National Theatre and the sculpture by Richard Serra’s “Milestones,” which is situated at Videy Island.

 

Hrafnabjargafoss

Hrafnabjargafoss is a stunning waterfall located in the powerful Skjalfandafljot glacier river that flows through North Iceland. This waterfall is the third of three waterfalls along the river, which draw lots of visitors, with the other two of them being Aldeyjarfoss along with Godafoss.

 

Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss can be described as the 2nd in the row of stunning waterfalls that flow down the Skjalfandafljot river. It is also the largest of them all, with a 20-meter-high cascade. Like Svartifoss there is a striking contrasts between the clear waters of the falls and the dark basalt columns. It’s an ideal setting for photographers who love to take pictures.

 

Godafoss

Godafoss with a height of 12 meters at 30 meters in width is the most well-known waterfall of Skjalfandafljot waterfalls and is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. This is also the sole waterfall specifically mentioned on the famous “Diamond Circle” route.

 

In the Sagas chieftain Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi settled a religious dispute within Iceland through throwing idols from the Old Norse Gods into the waterfalls. This was a symbol of the nation’s transition to Christianity and also gave the place its name “The Waterfall of the Gods.’ In fact, anyone who sees the beauty of the waterfalls will be able to agree that the name is appropriate.

 

Gullfoss

It is widely regarded as the most famous in Icelandic waterfalls is the appropriately called Gullfoss (‘The Golden Waterfall’) is part of the Golden Circle which is the most well-known tourist trail in Iceland. This loop covers two additional excellent attractions: Geysir Geothermal Region along with Thingvellir National Park.

 

Gullfoss is situated in the massive Gullfoss is located in the Hvita glacier located in South Iceland, where it falls down 32 meters (105 feet) into an incredibly narrow river gorge that is divided into two levels. If it’s clear you could stroll right up to the spray of water across your body. Keep your distance from the fence, however, because should you fall through the fence, you’ll never be able to come back.