Chasing waterfalls last summer

I love to travel and always have, ever since I was a kid. I still remember how excited and lucky I felt the first time I travelled abroad.

This year I had some exciting and very special trips scheduled, and one in particular that I had been looking forward to for almost two years. But due to some tiny invisible virus everything was cancelled or put on hold.

So what do you do when you are trapped on an island in the north where it doesn´t even get that warm during the summer? Yes, you go chasing waterfalls! At least that was one of my hobbies last summer.

Iceland is quite a different country and spectacular in many ways, and it´s nature is so unique. One of the country´s most recognizable attractions are the big and powerful waterfalls – and there is a lot of them. The best part is how they are all quite different from each other

Goðafoss

This is the beautiful Goðafoss – which is in northern Iceland

I absolutely love waterfalls, they are so dynamic and you can feel their energy but at the same time they have a kind of relaxing impact on you. Just sitting for a while and listening to and looking at a powerful waterfall gives me energy.

Dettifoss

This is the magnificent Dettifoss in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland
This is absolutely breathtaking. I was so lucky to witness the rainbow over and around Dettifoss.

Dettifoss is huge and it´s power had such an impact on me that I could hardly drag myself away from it. It is actually said to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe and it is the most voluminous waterfall in Iceland.

Skógafoss

Here I am at the spectacular Skógafoss which is in the South of Iceland.

Skógafoss is extremely beautiful and a favorite waterfall to many. He is one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters/ 82 ft and a drop of 60 meters/197 ft. 

You can walk right up to the wall of water as the land underneath the waterfall is very flat, of course you have to be dressed for that as it will get you drenched. Skógafoss can also be viewed from the top as there is a staircase leading to an observational platform.

Seljalandsfoss

And then there is Seljalandsfoss, which is located in the South Region of Iceland.

Seljalandsfoss is very popular among tourists. It is not that far away from the capital, under 2 hours drive. The main attraction and the most special feature of Seljalandsfoss is the pathway that stretches around it, so you can actually walk behind it.

It is absolutely amazing walking behind this beautiful waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss is big and the waterfall drops 60 m or 197 ft. It has been seen on TV series, movies and music videos, like for instance this music video with Justin Bieber.

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