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Without question, one of the greatest destinations to go waterfall exploration is Iceland, one of the most gorgeous and varied countries in the North Atlantic Ocean. Ten thousand waterfalls cascade across the jagged peaks of the mountains. Some have vantage points from which to take in the spectacular panorama and marvel at the raw force of the water. Some will let you enter their hidden cavern beyond their light curtain. There are more than 10,000 waterfalls worldwide; you could spend months, if not years, exploring them all. In light of this, we have compiled a list of Iceland’s 14 absolute must-see waterfalls. Pack your cameras and make plans for a vacation to Iceland right now.

1. Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss, Iceland
As the water from the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall plummets through the 20-meter (65.6-foot) chasm of black basalt into the circular basin below, it creates a tremendous roaring sound. One of our favorite Icelandic waterfalls due to its striking black basalt columns.

2. Dynjandi Falls (Fjallfoss)

Dynjandi Falls, Iceland
This is the greatest waterfall location in the Westfjords. Its majesty can be seen from miles away because of its staggering width of 60 meters (196 feet). Seven distinct waterfalls with a combined height of 100 meters (330 ft) make up the Dynjandi, commonly known as Fjallfoss. The word “dynjandi” means “thunderous,” and this massive waterfall is worthy of our utmost reverence and stillness.

3. Bruarfoss

Bruarfoss, Iceland
At only 3 meters (9.8 ft) in height, this is one of the smallest waterfalls on our list, and you might be tempted to skip it. You may feel like you’ve entered a storybook after discovering Iceland’s bluest waterfall.

4. Godafoss

Godafoss, Iceland
Godafoss is a breathtaking waterfall in Iceland, with a drop of 12 meters (39 feet) and a breadth of 30 meters (98 feet). This mysteriously beautiful waterfall flows in a perfect semicircle over the countryside.

5. Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland
This three-spouted waterfall is only 5 meters (16 ft) in height. Still, the breathtaking glacial backdrop of the surrounding mountains makes it truly remarkable. Visit the waterfall on a cloudy night in the dead of winter, and you just may be treated to a show by the Northern Lights.

6. Hengifoss

Hengifoss, Iceland
Hengifoss is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland, plunging a staggering 128 meters (419 feet) down. The water pours majestically from the top of the canyon into the colorful basin below, reflecting the rocks’ vivid hues.

7. Dettifoss

Dettifoss, Iceland
It is widely believed that this screaming beast is Europe’s most powerful waterfall, making it a must-see for every visitor to Iceland. You’ll need some distance to appreciate the full majesty of Dettifoss, which towers proudly at 45 meters (147 feet) in height and an amazing 100 meters (328 feet) in width.

8. Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar, Iceland
Crystal clear spring water pours through lava and runoffs as hundreds of small, linked waterfalls reach over 900 meters (2952 feet) in width, creating a bizarre but perfectly natural spectacle. As the water flows over the blackened rocks formed by the volcano over many years of activity, the color of the water changes from turquoise to a soft milky white.

9. Svartifoss

Svartifoss, Iceland
Black Falls is so named because water plummets from a height of 20 meters (80 feet) over the brink of a cliff while towering black basalt columns rise on each side. It doesn’t matter the time of year; you must take advantage of this picture-perfect opportunity.

10. Haifoss

Haifoss, Iceland
The waterfall is one of the tallest in Iceland at 122 meters. Still, its remote position means it doesn’t see many tourists. You may have a peaceful, quiet visit all to yourself, with the only sound being the waves lapping at the shore.

11. Skogafoss

Skogafoss, iceland
The iconic waterfall of the hit film “Walter Mitty” is located on the Skoga River’s old shoreline cliff. It’s wedged between two cliffs; to go to the water’s edge, you must go down several steps.

12. Glymur

Glymur, Iceland
Glymur, at 198 meters (649 feet), is yet another of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls. You’ll have to climb over secret passages and through caverns to reach the top of the waterfall, where you’ll get your first look at the terrifying cascade as it plunges over the edge.

13. Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
Suppose you’ve ever been curious about what lies beyond those light curtains. In that case, you can find out at Seljalandsfoss during summer. It’s a tranquil spot, with water falling gently down a 197-foot (60-meter) cliff into a basin below.

14. Gullfoss

Gullfoss, Iceland
A conventional 32-meter-high (104-foot-high) two-tiered waterfall that, during the water months, freezes over to form waves of crushing ice. Thousands of little rainbows dance over the murky waters throughout the summer.

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