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Skógafoss (Iceland)

Practical information on Skógafoss

  • River
  • Waterfall
  • Museums
  • Essential
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
32 km from Vik by car or bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Skógafoss

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A very beautiful waterfall in the southern part of the island, easily accessible during a trip to the southern part of Iceland.

My suggestion:
Take the time to climb up to the platform on top of the waterfall; the view is magnificent.
My review

Skógafoss is a magnificent waterfall that plunges into a little river surrounded by verdant slopes. The place is very popular because it is located at the foot of the Ring Road, which goes around the island. For me, it is always an unmissable stopping place.

Arriving at Skógafoss, I always stop to admire its wide curtain of water. To avoid the tourists that converge on the area and form colourful clusters, I take the stairs on the right that climb directly to the summit. From there, a magnificent view opens before me as a reward for my efforts. It is possible to prolong the walk along the river. I did, but not very far. I promise that next time I will go to the end—if there is an end!

In any case, there are fewer people there than there are at the bottom! 

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