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Skogafoss, Skogar

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One of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss sits along the cliffs of the country's former southern coastline. The coast has receded about 5 km (3.1 mi) toward the sea, so these falls now mark the boundary between the lowlands and the highlands. On sunny days, you can often see a single or double rainbow above the falls due to the huge volume of mist. If you don't mind getting wet, you can walk pretty close to the waterfall and even follow a rocky path behind the wall of water. Climb up to the top for a different view of the falls and the surrounding landscape. Before you head to Skogar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Skogar trip planner , to make sure you see all that Skogar has to offer, including Skogafoss.
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  • One of the largest Icelandic waterfalls over 50m with drops. The waterfall can also be accessed from the "Upper Wheals" as the plateau leads to a decent staircase. Sure, some fitness is needed to reach the top. If the condition is to be rout, you can continue the journey along the nature trail even further, following the route of water. Free Parkkis and toilets for those needing them.
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  • The waterfall is very nice, if you go up 527 steps up you'll end up on a path which brings you to the even bigger waterfall  more »
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