One more waterfall

Stjórnarfoss doesn’t look like much from the road, but appearances can be deceiving. It is apparently considerably taller than it looks from the road.

I spent a night in a camp-site by the river and found the sound of the waterfall and river quite soothing and a nicer sound to fall asleep to than the traffic noises I’m used to from the city. I’m planning to visit the area again and take a hike up to the fall.

DSC_9055 DSC_9056


3-tiered waterfall in Eyjafjöll

This gorgeous waterfall is situated just east of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. I couldn’t find out if it has an actual name of its own, but the nearby farm is simply called Foss á Síðu (“Waterfall at Flank/Side”) and the name has been used for the waterfall as well:


Skógafoss (“Forest Fall”)

Like Gullfoss and Seljalandandsfoss, Skógafoss has been photographed so much that it’s hard to imagine being able to take a photo of it from an angle that has not been tried before (I do have one or two ideas, but have yet to implement them). However, it is such a beautiful waterfall that I, for one, can never resist taking yet another shot of it when I am passing by:


Closer up:


And one from a vantage point not available to the people on the bus tours:



A trip to southern Iceland is not complete without a stop at Seljalandsfoss:


This waterfall is just around the corner from its famous cousin. It’s usually just a trickle of water that you barely notice, but on this occasion you couldn’t help but notice:



Not really – but the waterfall is called Hjálparfoss (Help Fall).

Looking small, tranquil and cute:


With a human included for scale it doesn’t look quite as cute: