Skógafoss — The Reykjavik Grapevine


One of Iceland’s most splendid waterfalls, Skógafoss is a sight to behold. When the river flows over from the cliffs by Skógar, the water tumbles 60 metres before hitting the surface of the pool beneath. The impact of this mighty fall mesmerises visitors from near and far.

Before cascading off the cliffs as Skógafoss, the river flows through a gorge that you can hike along and enjoy the views of more than twenty awe-inspiring waterfalls. If you are up for it, this gorge also marks the beginning of the famous Fimmvörðuháls pass, one of Iceland’s most popular hikes.

Situated in the small town of Skógar, you’ll find everything you need close by, from a convenience store to restaurants and hotels. Skógafoss also lies conveniently close to Route 1, which makes it the perfect pit-stop on a tour of Southern Iceland.