Top Must See Waterfalls In Iceland

Iceland is a pretty magical place. If you ever chance to visit….go! I am happy to share my top must see waterfalls in Iceland that I visited on my last trip. There is something about waterfalls that are pretty amazing and I try to find them wherever I visit. When you visit Iceland you will soon realize that it has a LOT of waterfalls. These are the top waterfalls in Iceland that I saw during my visit.

The waterfalls in Iceland are some of the most spectacular in the world and should definitely be on your bucket list. From the powerful and awe-inspiring Gullfoss to the stunningly beautiful Seljalandsfoss, each waterfall has its own unique charm and beauty. The natural surroundings, including the lush greenery and volcanic landscapes, make the waterfalls in Iceland even more spectacular and otherworldly.

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All of these waterfalls are really easy to get to. For most of them it is a short walk to these waterfalls in Iceland. As for the best time to visit Iceland for waterfall viewing, spring and early summer are best so that you have more daylight hours and a good flow of water.

Seljalandsfoss 

This waterfall is right off the side of the road, and it is one of the first ones you will see, as it is about 2 hours from Reykjavik. Although there is a long list of the best things to do in Reykjavik to keep you busy, a day trip to Seljalandsfoss is worth it. What makes Seljalandsfoss unique is that visitors can actually walk behind the waterfall for a truly immersive experience. The waterfall stands an impressive 60 meters tall and is surrounded by picturesque scenery, making it a popular destination for photographers and nature lovers.

Since it is close to Reykjavik, it was the busiest of the waterfalls we visited. Get there early to avoid the crowds of tourists.

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The first image for this waterfall was taken on top on the little cliff at the side of the waterfall. It was very muddy when I was there, so watch your step if you choose to see the view from there.

Skogafoss

This was definitely my favourite waterfalls in Iceland that I saw on this trip. It was huge!! It was such an amazing blue sky day when we went, which makes for good photos. I have seen so many stunning images of it when it is snowing and I would love to go back to check it out in the winter. This is a big waterfall so you can really hear and feel it when you are close. You will also get pretty wet from the mist!

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Svartifoss

This epic waterfall is surrounded by dark hexagonal basalt columns (which the internet  told me). I just thought they were cool rocks! These rocks definitely make for a unique look surrounding this waterfall.

The first shot at Svartifoss is taken from the first waterfall you see on the walk up. You aren’t really supposed to sit on the edge here, so please be careful if you do. I was holding on very tight!

You really can’t miss stopping by Svartifoss waterfall. This really is one you can’t miss!

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Thanks to Joel Schat for the photos and coming with me! 

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Godafoss

Godafoss is one of the most famous of the Skjálfandafljót River waterfalls in Iceland and it is pretty breathtaking. Definitely one you can’t miss if you visit.

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Aldeyjarfoss

We were lucky to visit Aldeyjarfoss on a beautiful day. Joel and I drove here and we couldn’t believe our eyes at how amazing this place was. You have to drive on an F Road (which some cars aren’t allowed to go to on) but we had no troubles.

The second image is shot at the bottom of the waterfall. It is really easy to get to the bottom and contrary to what you might think it is not a hot spring…it is a cold pool lol!!! I was freezing during this shot but you do it for the photo…am I right?!?

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Dettifoss

Dettifoss is a huge waterfall…like biggest waterfall we saw on the whole trip. It is also so pretty! We were there for sunrise and it was amazing to watch the sunrise over the waterfall.

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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares the waterfalls in Iceland that you must visit.

Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufellsfoss is the next waterfall on our list  that we stopped at. Sadly it was so cloudy and foggy that you could not see the mountain in the background….which would have made the photos even better.  However, it was still really pretty. I believe you see this one on A Game of Thrones.

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Iceland is also known for its stunning waterfalls, and visitors can witness some of the most magnificent falls in the world. The sheer size and power of these waterfalls are truly awe-inspiring and offer an unforgettable sightseeing experience. While many have the Blue Lagoon, Iceland on their bucket list, I argue that the waterfalls should be on your list. Witnessing the sheer power and majesty of these falls is a humbling and unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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  1. Jenna wrote:

    Every single one of these are breathtaking! I can’t choose a favorite! I want to see them ALL!

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  2. sophia lu wrote:

    wow, these all look so good!! i don’t know if i can ever go to iceland hahaha i hate the cold and iceland is perpeptually cold xD

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  3. Grace wrote:

    Oh my goodness all of these are absolutely beautiful!

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  4. I’ve never seen a waterfall in person! It’s on my bucket list!
    -Nicholle
    http://www.nichollesophia.com

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  5. Annaliese wrote:

    WOW!!!! My parents are going to Iceland soon- I hope they get to see some of these!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  6. Deborah wrote:

    Iceland is on my bucket list of places to go! These photos just make me want to go even more!

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  7. Wow, Iceland looks freaking amazing. I would love to visit and explore these waterfalls!

    Girl, wasn’t the water insanely cold?!? Kudos to you for getting in!

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  8. Molly Moon wrote:

    These are all so stunning! Iceland might just be on my bucket list now…I mean, that’s a lot of beautiful waterfalls to visit.

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

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  9. Azanique wrote:

    What a gorgeous destination! I love all of your pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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  10. How lovely! I love the photo with the rainbow.

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  11. Alex wrote:

    Wow – all of these pictures are SO gorgeous! I would love to go to Iceland!

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  12. These waterfalls are all so gorgeous! I’d love to hear some tips about traveling between the falls and your itinerary!

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  13. Your waterfall pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Iceland looks like such an amazing place to visit and I hope to go there one day!

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  14. Oh my GOSH these photos are absolutely beautiful! This is a place on my to-see list, for sure.

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  15. I am so jealous that you went to Iceland! My parents went recently and my cousin lives there, so I’m always seeing photos but never seeing the real thing. It’s giving me major FOMO! Haha. I loved following along with your adventure and look forward to your future Iceland posts ๐Ÿ™‚

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