This is the last waterfall, we visited on our trip on Iceland. It is also located directly beside the Ring-Street “Route 1” and, as well as Skógafoss, well equipped with a parking ground and a camping site.
This one was even more crowded than Skógafoss. I guess, that’s because it is less far away from Reykjavik and you can do a short round walk around the falling water. There is a small cave right behind the water curtain. (Even you in the cave, you get wet!) The water falls 66m from the cliff. And the water dust is distributed everywhere. Be prepared to wear water-resistant clothes and keep your gear dry!
Did you miss the waterfalls in the last weeks here in my Iceland series? They are back 🙂
One short stop at Skógafoss. The water falls about 60m and is about 25 broad. It is quite easy to reach, because it is located right beside the Route 1, the Ring-Street. Which is surrounding the whole island. Thus, this one is easily to watch even by disabled people. The downside is, many people are here.
A quite big parking ground, a camping site and a hotel are completing the scene right hand from the waterfall and in the back of me, while photographing the above scene. You even could step up stairs to two or three platforms on the right side of the fall up to the top of the hill. Because of the weather conditions I passed on that and stayed on the water level.
This is one of the many waterfalls you can find everywhere on Iceland. This one is called Gjáinfoss and is located in a wonderful valley called Gjáin. You can see more photos taken in that valley in a post I wrote a few weeks ago.
Nevertheless, I picked this photo from my archive for this MMC. It’s Gjáinfoss on Iceland. I took that image on July 1st, 2014. One year ago.
Btw. as always: click on the photo to see it in a higher resolution
For this week Leanne asked for a themed post again: water
I guess, Iceland is the perfect destination for this competition. So much water, so many waterfalls. My first idea was, to send in a photo taken at Gullfoss. Unfortunately, I already sent in the powerful photos taken over there. You can see them here, here and here.
Most of the waterfall photos put the waterfall itself into the picture and don’t focus on the water. I don’t want to show you a landscape photo simply with water in it. Instead, I want to set the water itself into the picture. So, I picked that photo taken at Seljalandsfoss.
Did I mentioned Iceland is a wet island? It has lots of water flowing down the hills and many, many wonderful waterfalls. Todays hike led us from the old viking house Stöng through the narrow valley Gjáin. It’s located near the volcano Hekla, thus you can see it every now and then.