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List of waterfalls of Iceland

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List of waterfalls of Iceland

Dettifoss, in Northern Iceland
Gullfoss, in Southern Iceland

Iceland is unusually suited for waterfalls. This small island country has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain and snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers, whose summer melts feed many rivers. As a result, it is home to a number of large and powerful waterfalls.




  • Barnafossar (the Children's Falls) in Hvítá river
  • Glymur in the Hvalfjörður area. At 198m, it was long regarded as the tallest waterfall in Iceland until being surpassed with a new falls by Morsárjökull in 2011.
  • Hraunfossar (the Lava Falls) in birchwoods, a stone's throw from Barnafoss.



See also


  1. ^ "Iceland’s Tallest Waterfall to be Named". 

External links

  • Group for Icelandic waterfalls at Flickr
  • Photo of Hangifoss
  • Photo of Goðafoss
  • Photos of Waterfalls in Iceland
  • Pictures Waterfalls in Iceland
  • South Coast Iceland Waterfalls
  • Iceland Waterfalls
  • Images of Icelandic Waterfalls
  • Photos of Skogafoss waterfall, Iceland
  • Waterfall tours, Iceland
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