Skogafoss is more than 60m high, making it one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls. It’s a breathtaking waterfall where you can often see rainbows dancing across the water and it was one of our favourite waterfalls.
Enroute we stopped to check out Eyjafjallajökull mountain which was the volcano that erupted in 2010 and caused havoc to airspace around the world.
You can see Skógafoss from the highway and once you park your car you’ll wander along the river until you get to the falls. On sunny days in summer there is often a double waterfall shining through the mist from the falls.
Skógafoss waterfall is located on the Skógá River and tumbles over the cliffs of the former coastline. The sea receded around 5km and the former sea cliffs now create a border between the coastal lowlands and the Highlands.
The Skógá River also has a large salmon population and is really popular with fishermen in the summer months.
It is well worth walking the 527 steps up to the viewing platform above Skógafoss.
The views from above make all those steps worthwhile! It’s amazing to see the power behind the water cascading over the falls and you can see the river snake all the way out to the sea.
Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, with a drop of around 60 meters and a width of 25 metres. My favourite view of it was from right in front of it, and it was worth the drenching!
Skógafoss isn’t just one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, it is also one of the most beautiful. Iceland is blessed with its waterfalls and in our opinion Skógafoss is one of the best, followed closely by Seljalandsfoss and Svartifoss! It was by far one of our favourites, not just in Iceland but from all our travels.