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Skogafoss, Skogar

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Waterfall Nature / Park
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. A visit to Skogafoss represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Skogar trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • This waterfall is impressive for its setting, seeming to tumble from an uplifted vertical shift in the otherwise flat landscape. It is only a short walk from the parking area to an up close view. When...  more »
  • Skogafoss is one of the many highlights of the south of Iceland. It is very impressive to stand right in front of it (you can get very close) and it is even more impressive to walk up the hill along i...  more »
  • Iceland has lots and lots of waterfalls, but this one is truly grand and productive of rainbows in the spray. There's a fairly challenging walk to the top to see the approaching water and upstream wat...  more »