Skógafoss Waterfalls of Iceland

Skógafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 15 metres (49 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). It is said, due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. 

However, we visited during cold winter and look and feel was equally thrilling. The combination of the water, snow, and cold coat the rocks at the base of Skogafoss waterfall makes it little tricky and dangerous to tread on slippery ice. It is still possible to walk on the ice to reach the base of the waterfall, but you must be aware and be super careful, and need to use crampons.

When standing at the base of Skogafoss, you will really feel your own humanity as you face off against this giant of nature, as you can see in the pics from the below link. Skogafoss tosses over millions of gallons of water and has been doing so for thousands and thousands of years. Seeing Skogafoss Waterfall in person is an extremely exhilrating experience.  

The waterfall was a location for the filming of the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World, as well as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The waterfall has been used as one of the locations of song Gerua, in 2015 Bollywood movie Dilwale featuring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.

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