Icelandic Waterfalls

The waterfalls of Iceland are on a level of their own. Icelandic waterfalls are plentiful in this scenic country with cascades seemingly appearing around every bin.  Given the north Atlantic climate of Iceland, the frequent bouts of rain and snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers, this is an ideal place for waterfall production. The waterfalls of Iceland are countless and range from some of the most powerful in the world to some of the most photogenic. In any circumstance, these Icelandic waterfalls are a sight to see and should not be forgotten when traveling through Iceland.




The most popular waterfalls in Iceland (editor's choice): 

01.  Gullfoss Waterfall 
02.  Dettifoss Waterfall
03.  Hraunfossar Waterfall 
04.  Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
05.  Dynjandi Waterfall
06.  Glymur Waterfall
07.  Godafoss Waterfall
08.  Skogarfoss Waterfall
09.  Svartifoss Waterfall
10.  Haifoss Waterfall 
11.  Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

Iceland has many spetacular waterfalls. Here you can find information about the most popular waterfalls located in Iceland. 


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Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

 Close to Godafoss, Aldeyjarfoss is located deeper in the Icelandic highlands next to road 842 (known as Kjölur). 

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss is considered to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall reaching almost 44m/144ft in height and about 100m/330ft in width. 

Dynjandi Waterfall

 Many Icelanders state that Dynjandi, also known as Fjallfoss, is the most beautiful and photogenic waterfall in Iceland. Dynjandi is in fact a series of multiple waterfalls...

Glymur Waterfall

Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful...

Godafoss Waterfall

One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland is located in the north of Iceland near Myvatn. The waterfall is about 12m/40feet in height and 30m/98feet in width. The waterfall...

Gullfoss Waterfall

The most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, Gullfoss, is the waterfall of Iceland. Together with Geysir and Þingvellir, these three natural destinations form the popular...

Haifoss Waterfall

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m.

Hraunfossar Waterfall

Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls formed by smaller brooks streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed 

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland as it was notably utilized as a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. This waterfall of the river...

Skogarfoss Waterfall

Skógafoss is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward, the former sea cliffs and previous mountainous 

Svartifoss Waterfall

Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park.