Svartifoss Waterfall in Winter, photo by Andreas Tille via Creative Commons
10 Incredible Iceland Waterfalls
Iceland takes your breath away. There’s inspiring scenery, extraordinary landscapes and astounding natural wonders seemingly everywhere you look. Majestic glaciers grind their way through cracked lava fields, gushing geysers explode with a powerful force, glittering ice caps pierce the sky, and wondrous waterfalls present themselves at every turn.
Putting together a list of the best waterfalls in Iceland is not an easy task. The country is full of so many magnificent falls, and each one seems more superb than the last. There are glacial falls (which originate from melt water from glaciers across the country), golden falls, and those which plummet through canyons onto black sand beaches. There are Waterfalls of the Gods, “Black Falls,” and the largest and most powerful waterfalls in all of Europe.
If there’s one thing I can guarantee about your trip to Iceland, it’s that you’ll leave the country determined to return. Our only regret during our trip through this phenomenally beautiful country was that we had not allocated more time to chasing waterfalls. Thus our list of the top 10 falls are split into those we visited and those we are heading back to Iceland to visit in the future.