There may be bigger and taller, but Seljalandsfoss has a special magic about it that makes it a must to see in person. Located between Skógafoss and Selfoss, it’s one of Iceland’s most photographed falls, plummeting nearly 200 feet into a pool below. You can even walk around the pool to the back of the falls for an especially unique perspective that few get to ever experience – in fact, the very fortunate have even been able to watch the northern lights from inside it.
In Iceland, waterfall enthusiasts enjoy the ultimate paradise, with a multitude of falls, including Skogafoss, just a short drive from Seljalandsfoss. It drops nearly 60 feet and has a more than 80-foot width. As the high volume of water flows, it produces a thundering sound as well as a rainbow-yielding mist that makes it a photographer’s dream on a sunny day. Gullfoss, AKA Golden Falls, which is sometimes called Iceland’s own version of Niagara Falls. This astonishing waterfall, located in the upper part of River Hvita along the renowned Golden Circle, cascades down in two steps, one 36 feet high, and the other at 72 feet high, plunging into the more than one-mile long canyon below.