The Breathtaking Skógafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, it is situated in the southern region. The massive wonder stands at the height of 60 meters (197 ft) and is 25 meters wide (82 ft).

The interesting fact about this waterfall is that it comes directly from two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull.

If you are not lazy and want to enjoy the best view of all time you can climb up to the top of the Waterfall and have a breathtaking sight of South Iceland’s coastline.

This huge cascade, located on the Skógá river, is easily visible from Route 1 and is a great place to stop and take some air when traveling Iceland’s South Coast.

If you’re willing to get wet, you may stroll straight up to the bottom of this waterfall, which crashes upon black sand. We think it’s worth the double rainbow views.

What's the best way to get to Skogafoss?

Skógafoss is located south of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, near the small settlement of Skógar. From Reykjavik, it is a two-hour journey in a total of 155 km. Take the ring road eastwards from Reykjavik, and Skogafoss will ultimately be visible from the road. To get to the parking area, turn left from the main road about a kilometer.

Places to travel while visiting Skogafoss.

Skógafoss is frequently visited in conjunction with Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall just a bit further along the South Coast. Both fall from the almost same height, Seljalandsfoss has a cave behind it that allows it to be totally enclosed, while Skógafoss is significantly more powerful.

Further ahead you will find an open-air museum named Skógasafn folk museum. The fascinating local folk museum houses approximately 6000 objects and exhibits of many types of dwellings in Iceland dating back to prehistoric times. The collection of land and sea tools and equipment is impressive. The museum also features a historic turf farmhouse where visitors may see how people lived in Iceland in previous centuries.

FAQs about Skogafoss

Is there a cost to enter Skogafoss?

-No, it’s completely free


Can you visit Skogafoss after dark?

-Yes, you can and if you are lucky enough – you can enjoy the majestic phenomenon of Northern Lights.


Does Skogafoss Freeze?

-No, Due to its powerful gush the massive waterfall does not freeze even in winter, but the view is worth your time during the cold weather season.


Is it possible to camp at Skogafoss?

-Yes, there is a small camping area near the waterfall where the visitors can stay for a small fee.