Iceland – Skógafoss

We arrived at Skógafoss, a waterfall in southern Iceland. The coastline actually used to be at this point, now it’s just over 3 miles from this point. What remains here now is the former sea cliffs and the waterfall.

SkógafossSkógafoss - mono

Because of the amount of spray from the waterfall there’s nearly always a rainbow showing here apparently.

Skógafoss - rainbow

If you look in the top right of the above photo you can see a viewing platform, with a tons of steps leading up to it. We needed to burn off our Iceland cakes we bagged from a stop on the way here so we went for it.

Skógafoss - photographersSkógafoss - view

We stopped up top to enjoy the amazing views and to have a rest you can see the coastline in the distance. The viewing platform itself is made of strong steel mesh so you can see straight through it to the base 200ft below. Being so brave I walked out on it.. yahhhh me man!! *bangs fist on chest* not impressed?

After impressing Leigh with my manly display we headed back down.

Skógafoss - viewSkógafoss - rainbow

And pose…

Skógafoss - snow crystals

This is what was on the base of the waterfall.. really pretty ice crystals. There’s a legend that behind the base of the waterfall is a treasure chest left by the first Viking settlers in the area. We didn’t get time to find it as we had to head back.. doh.

On the way back to Reykjavík we stopped at the famous farm that was spared by the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in 2010. If you don’t remember the Eyjafjallajökull eruption  it grounded airline flights causing chaos to millions who were stranded not just in Europe but across the world.

EyjafjallajökullEyjafjallajökull - farm sign

We’d had a brilliant day with the GeoIceland tour guys, it’s not a cheap tour but you get to see so much in the day and while you may find cheaper tours we really appreciated that they only run small groups travelling in a minibus rather than huge coach tours with hoards of people. Well worth the extra.

We headed back to Reykjavík and along the way saw more beautiful views. See you next time, thanks for reading.

Reykjavík - beautiful coast lineReykjavík - beautiful coast line

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One comment

  1. Some excellent pics. Thank you we have both enjoyed reading this. We are planning on a trip to Iceland ourselves and have been looking for help and advice from other bloggers. We would appreciate if you could leave any advice on our post so that we have as much to blog about as possible when we go. Our post about Iceland is Here . If we manage to do something you suggest then we will post a link on our blog to yours. It would be nice if bloggers could help each other out!

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