Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  South Region  /  Skogar  /  Skogafoss

Skogafoss, Skogar

4.8
#1 of 6 in Things to do in Skogar
One of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss sits along the cliffs of the country's former southern coastline. The coast has receded about 5 km (3.1 mi) toward the sea, so these falls now mark the boundary between the lowlands and the highlands. On sunny days, you can often see a single or double rainbow above the falls due to the huge volume of mist. If you don't mind getting wet, you can walk pretty close to the waterfall and even follow a rocky path behind the wall of water. Climb up to the top for a different view of the falls and the surrounding landscape. Before you head to Skogar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Skogar trip planner , to make sure you see all that Skogar has to offer, including Skogafoss.
Create an itinerary including Skogafoss
map
Skogafoss Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,367 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • But whenever a country falls, three in two days watching the four waterfalls, so coming here was slightly tired of watching. Climb up to the top, watching the waterfall from the top was so close to but I went to the next destination. Approach and power is out. I would be looking at word of mouth other people climbed on.
    View original
  • We have visited the Skogafoss (by the way, as each of the waterfalls) in gorgeous weather. It seems almost a little cheesy: grün3 juicy meadows where sheep and horses graze in the Middle, and this beautiful waterfall. You can run close to the waterfall. Impressive! right next to the waterfall is a staircase that leads up to the top of the waterfall. From up there you have a great overview of the area. No Miss!
    View original
  • It's a beautiful fall in Skogar, but tends to be overrun with tourists during some times of the day. If you want to take a picture of this fall without other people in it, prepare to get up early.  more »
Google
  • Such an amazing sight, worth seeing just because it’s on the main road to everywhere. Be prepared for crowds! Even when rain was flying down there are a lot of people. Also make note to reach the car park when heading from rejavick there is a farmers driveway before the signed turnoff, just a note so us tourists can give the locals a bit more peace 😊
  • Amazing site. So much better when crowds are low. Climb to the top and enjoy the raw power. Then hike a ways to see the mountain peaks. Worth the calories burned to reach the top.
  • A great waterfall! Get immersed with its power by approaching it and getting sprayed with the heavy waters. Indeed the waterfall is clearer at the bottom, but the climb to the top is also crucial, since you see the river leading to the edge before the fall happens. Oh, and the view :)
  • This is the most popular waterfall in Iceland. It is spectacular and free. You can walk right up to the bottom and there is a trail that leads to the top of the waterfall and a hike along the river that feeds the waterfall. If you go when it's sunny, there may be a rainbow. There is a small hotel and cafe here.
  • Fantastic waterfall - you can get really close to it if you wear suitable footwear. The walk to the top is tough so take some water, but the views are superb!! Definitely a must see when in Iceland

Plan your trip to Skogar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Skogar

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Skogar by other users

45 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MEXICO February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Amsterdam & Iceland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans