This waterfall in South Iceland is one of the biggest waterfall in Iceland, measuring 25 meters wide and approximately 60 meters deep. With so much water flowing down, you will usually be able to see a single or even a double rainbow in front of Skógafoss on sunny days.
The river Skógá ('forrest river') plunges down the former coastline. At the bottom you will find the village Skógar with a popular museum that exhibits Iceland's past. The museum is partly located in historical buildings which makes it a vivid experience. Recently there has also been added a transport museum exhibiting different vehicles. You may recognise the waterfall from movies such as Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
If you have the time you can walk up the stairs next to the waterfall and enjoy the view in all directions. You will see the open sea to the south and to the north the highlands of Iceland.
At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar. If you do not have the time to walk all the way there or simply prefer not to you can also join us on our tour to see and experience Landmannalaugar.
This location is visited during tours covering the south, alongside Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the town Vik.