Iceland is: Waterfalls

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With all that rain, and all those glaciers, you would have to think that there would be a lot of rivers and waterfalls. And you would be right… we lost count. It was no doubt over a hundred. Many unnamed. Many private…. Outstanding…. I can still feel the spray.

We covered many of the big ones, as planned. They were each amazing in their own way.

Lets start with the most famous: Gullfoss. : “one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime.

I met a new friend

And finally, I had some help with a DYB

Then there was some along the ring road.

Like Seljalandsfoss : one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.

And also Skógafoss : one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass

And then there were many smaller unnamed falls, in which you can go right up to.


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