Although Iceland is known for its geysers, it’s also made up of waterfalls. Whether gushing out of mountainous rocks or a lava field or flowing through lush vegetation, the island’s spectacular waterfalls are a delight to see. One of the most impressive waterfalls in the country is the Goðafoss Waterfall, which lives up to its nickname, "the Waterfall of the Gods" for its water that flows over an elegant semi-circular arc.
We recommend visiting the falls during winter when the torrents of water freeze and the ice take on a beautiful bluish hue. Then, uncover the spectacular Gullfoss Falls, with its two running waterfalls. Its thundering noise and the rainbow that often appears above the water are an experience you won’t want to miss.
If you’re looking to combine hiking and exploring, be sure to make your way to the Svartifoss Waterfall, nestled in the southeast of the country. You will arrive at the end of an hour and a half hike and stumble upon a breathtaking place where you’d almost expect a dragon to suddenly appear, as its waterfalls flow downward among black basalt columns formed by cooling lava flows.