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As complicated as the names of its cities are, it is difficult to describe Iceland’s beauty. It is peaceful and lovely to go through this natural paradise, which is home to many of the rarest beauties the planet has to offer. Iceland is home to majestic hills, brilliant waterfalls, and shimmering northern lights. Particularly the beautiful waterfalls, for which visitors travel from all over the world.
So savor the beauty of the impressive waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss in Iceland. The decision is yours: revel in the natural beauty of the area, experience the thrill of spotting a rainbow by the waterfall, or get up close to the waterfall by wading through the river below. The Skogafoss waterfall can also be viewed from above by climbing 370 stairs or from below by seeing it from the river. You won’t be dissatisfied either way. Without stopping by these wonders, no trip to Iceland is complete. So why are you still waiting? Get your luggage and leave right away!
Nearest Airport:Keflavik International airport
How to reach: 2.5 hr drive from Keflavik airport
Famous for: Beautiful waterfall
Best time to visit: Jan to Dec
WHAT TO SEE
Waterfalls of Skogafoss Iceland and Seljalandsfoss Iceland
The rich ancient history of Skogafoss, Take a dive in the clear waters of Skogafoss waterfall
A thermal bath at Seljavallalaug Thermal Bath
Fimmvörðuháls pass and the serene Skógá river
At the base of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, not far from the settlement of Skógar, is Skogafoss Iceland, which is much more than simply a stunning waterfall. The features that distinguish this location are its museums, beautiful hiking trails, and majestic waterfalls. The Skógasafn Regional Museum, also known as the Museum of Transportation, and the Skógasafn Folk Museum, an outdoor museum, both display the region’s history, from historical artifacts through the development of transportation in the modern era. One of Iceland’s most well-known hiking trails is the Fimmvöruháls Pass, which is situated on the eastern side of Skogafoss. One of the trail’s main draws is the Skógá River, which is tucked between the Mrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. A little further along the south shore lies the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, another majesty marvel. This waterfall’s unusual feature—that it has a cave behind it—makes it a popular tourist destination. The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is next to the Gljfrabi waterfall, another less well-known but equally beautiful waterfall.
Draped in rich Nordic history, Skogafoss Iceland is home to many ancient artifacts. The Skógasafn museum is home to an ancient gold ring, which if legends are to be believed, is from a chest owned by Þrasi Þórólfsson, one of the first Viking settlers of the area. According to folklore, the ring is said to come from a chest that Þrasi Þórólfsson buried in a cave behind Skogafoss waterfall right before his death in 900 AD. Many failed attempts to bring back Þrasi’s chest were made. Only the ring could be retrieved before the chest was lost in the fabric of time. The ring then went to the local church from where it was transferred to the Skógasafn museum.
How to get close to the majestic waterfall?
The roaring waterfall in Iceland’s Skogafoss makes its presence known without the need for an introduction, so getting it is simple. You won’t be able to go behind the waterfall, but you can get rather near and see the stunning scenery of the cascade crashing into the river below. But be careful that if you get too close, you’ll get drenched with mist, so dress appropriately. A photographer’s dream, the waterfall offers breathtaking views and an abundance of rainbows. Don’t skip the 400+ step climb to the top of the falls, where you’ll get a breathtaking perspective of the stunning surroundings if you have the time. Find the renowned Skógá River of the Fimmvöruháls pass trail if you can.
Another well-known waterfall in Iceland, Seljalandsfoss, lies near to Skogafoss Iceland and is completely ringed. This magnificent waterfall is a sight to behold with its impressive 60-meter drop. This magnificent waterfall is a popular travel destination because of its advantageous geographic location and wealth of natural beauty. The waterfall is well-known among photographers as well because of how beautiful it is. As a result, there will never be a shortage of enthusiastic tourists trying to capture the ideal photo in front of this magnificent wonder. This waterfall, which has been in numerous music videos, has grown significantly as a tourist destination recently.
Seljavallalaug Thermal Bath
10 minutes east of Skógár lies this rustic thermal bath. Nestled between the mighty Eyjafjoll mountains, this thermal bath offers a cozy little corner to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take a dip in this thermal bath and relax before you continue exploring the rest of the south coast.