Dynkur (Buðarhálsfoss)

Dynkur (also called Budarhalsfoss or Búðarhálsfoss; “BOO-thur-howls-foss”) was a wide and powerful multi-segmented waterfall on the Þjórsá River. Getting to this waterfall required a bit of driving..

Haifoss

Haifoss is said to be the second tallest waterfall in Iceland at 122m tall (at least that was the case in July 2007). But encyclopedic facts aside, what really made this waterfall stand out…

Hjalparfoss

Hjalparfoss (“HYAL-par-foss”; meaning the “helping falls”) was a pretty unique double waterfall that joined at its base into a very large plunge pool surrounded by some rugged lava formations…

Thjofafoss

Thjofafoss (meaning “thieves falls”) was a wide and milky waterfall on the Þjórsá River beneath Mt Burfell. Even though this waterfall wasn’t tall, we thought its width, power, and juxtaposition…

Gjain Waterfalls

The Gjain Waterfalls (or Gjáin Waterfalls; I think is pronounced “GYAU-in”) merely pertain to the pair of falls that we noticed within the lush garden paradise nestled within a rift zone. While…

Waterfalls on the Skoga River

The waterfalls on the Skoga River are so numerous that it was almost overwhelming to me. Just to give you an idea of how waterfall saturated I was on this one hike alone, I counted…

Gljufurarfoss

Gljufurarfoss (Gljúfurárfoss; I think is pronounced “GLYOO-fir-owr-foss”) was a waterfall where I had to be content with obstructed views due to its rather hidden position behind a mini narrow slot…

AEgissufoss

AEgissufoss was a wide river-type waterfall that I found interesting because I was able to photograph it with Mt Hekla in the background. Mt Hekla was said to be one of the more active volcanoes…

Arbaejarfoss

Arbæjarfoss is one of those waterfalls I’m not sure if there’s an official way to visit it. The photograph above is the view we got when we didn’t think we would be trespassing…

Gluggafoss (Merkjárfoss)

Gluggafoss was another one of those unexpected waterfalls where we didn’t plan on seeing it prior to the trip, but then we chanced upon it while randomly driving about in the Fljotsdalur area…

Kvernufoss

Kvernufoss is the overlooked neighbor of the popular Skógafoss and the Skógar turf farms. The seemingly unofficial walk to this attractive waterfall starts behind the…

Skogafoss

Skogafoss probably rivals Gullfoss as Iceland’s most famous waterfall. This was a classically-shaped rectangular waterfall that prompted Julie to call this her favorite waterfall in the country…

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss was a conspicuous waterfall that we immediately noticed while driving along the Ring Road. It was for this reason that we weren’t surprised to see it also very popular with tour…

Southern Ring Road Waterfalls

The Southern Ring Road Waterfalls page is where I’m putting the multitude of waterfalls that we’ve noticed while driving the Ring Road, especially in the stretch between Selfoss and Skaftafell…

Waterfall by Holaskjol

The Waterfall by Holaskjol was something we stumbled upon accidentally while we were on our Landmannalaugur Tour from Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The driver made a stop at the guesthouses here at what…

Ofaerufoss

Ofaerufoss was another one of those rugged backcountry waterfalls in the remote interior highlands of Iceland. This gorgeous multi-tiered waterfall used to have a natural bridge spanning over the…

Foss a Sidu

Foss a Sidu (or more accurately Foss á Siðu, which literally means “waterfall at Siðu”) was a conspicuous waterfall as we drove along Southern Iceland along the Ring Road. Given its pretty light…

Stjornarfoss

Stjornarfoss is a small but attractive waterfall flanked by rugged volcanic hills. You can see this waterfall on the short road between Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Klaustur for short) and…

Systrafoss

Systrafoss (Sister Falls) was the only waterfall casualty during of trip to Iceland. Despite the rain and mist so commonplace in the south of Iceland, this one still was dry…

Fagrifoss

Fagrifoss was one of the attractive waterfalls that we really had to work for as it was situated more towards the remote interior highlands of Iceland. What made this waterfall attractive was its…