Skógafoss (“forest waterfall”) How many people know about Iceland just thanks to this waterfall? Tourists, newly-engaged couples, models, all sorts of selfie-maniacs – all of them want to have this waterfall as a background in their photo (and numbers are rising since the appearance of Skógafoss in the 8th season of Game of Thrones). However, it has a genuine appeal. A 60-meter tall, 20-meter wide, rectangle-shaped fellow ready to make all of them happy. Rainbows are a by-product of almost all Icelandic waterfalls. However, here, the double (and sometimes even triple) rainbow is standard.
Additionally, this is the starting (or finishing) point of Fimmvörðuháls trek, which connects Skógar and Þórsmörk. If you are eager for more Icelandic nature, you can continue and add the Laugavegur trek from Þórsmörk to Landmannalaugar.
In love with Icelandic nature, but want some privacy? There is another beautiful waterfall nearby called Kvernufoss.
How to find Skógafoss:
It is said, that all roads lead to Rome. Here in Iceland, all roads lead to the Skógafoss waterfall. It is situated in the South of Iceland, 150 km (95mi) (south) east of Reykjavík. You can see it from the Ring Road and it is unmissable. It is waiting there for you day and night, 365/24/7.
GPS coordinates of the Skógafoss waterfall: 63.532145, -19.511235 Take me there!
Photos of the Skógafoss waterfall:
Videos of the Skógafoss waterfall:
In the summer:
In the winter: