Iceland Nature

Most Visited Waterfalls in Iceland 

Iceland is renowned for its natural beauty, and the Nordic nation features many breathtaking waterfalls. The most visited waterfalls in Iceland were ranked by the travel app Visited, which has over 1.75 million users. You can map your travels, set travel goals, see top travel lists, and browse bucket list destinations using the visited app.

These are the top 10 waterfall destinations in Iceland according to Visited users:

  1. Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls,” is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá River in southwest Iceland. Gullfoss, located about 1.5 hours’ drive from Reykjavik, is the most visited waterfall in Iceland. The stunning falls consist of two tiers of waterfalls flowing down a total of 32 meters (105 feet). 
  2. Godafoss in northern Iceland is also known as the Waterfall of the Gods. The stunning waterfall features ice-blue glacial water flowing in a semi-circle arc. The brilliant blue-green waters contrast sharply with the surrounding lava to create an unforgettable view. 
  3. Strutsfoss is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland and is the third most visited waterfall in the country. The waterfall is located in the country’s East and features incredible views of the two-tiered falls against red cliffs. 
  4. Dettifoss in Vatnajökull National Park in northeast Iceland is Europe’s second most powerful waterfall and the fourth most visited in Iceland. At 45 meters high (144 feet) and 100 meters wide, Dettifoss is an awe-inspiring sight. 
  5. Haifoss near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland means the “High Waterfall.” As Iceland’s fourth-highest waterfall, Haifoss offers beautiful views of the Þjórsárdalur Valley.

6. Seljalandsfoss in the country’s southern region has a drop of 60 meters (200 feet) and features unique views from behind the waterfall, thanks to deep depressions in the surrounding rock.

7. Dynjandi is located in the Westfjords region. As part of a series of waterfalls, Dynjandi, which means “Thunderous,” is one of the most scenic areas in Iceland. 

8. Granni is a neighbor of the waterfall Haifoss. With a pristine pond in front of the falls and remarkable basalt rock formations, Granni is a picturesque destination. 

9. Glymur is Iceland’s second tallest waterfall at 198 meters (650 feet) and the ninth most visited waterfall in the country. The waterfall is a scenic hiking destination, with a cave to walk through and two rivers to cross to get to the stunning falls. 

10. Stigafoss, located in the south of Iceland, is another tall waterfall. The pristine area features magnificent views of the rugged Fossagil Canyon.

Have you visited any of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland? You can browse more top travel destinations, create your own travel map of where you’d like to go, and browse photos of the top attractions in the world in the Visited app. 

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