Waterfalls of Iceland


Waterfalls of Iceland

Iceland is unusually suited for waterfalls. This small island country has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain or snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers, whose summer melts feed many rivers. As a result, it is home to a number of large and powerful waterfalls, including:__NOTOC__

North

*Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
*Selfoss
*Goðafoss ("God's Falls")
*Aldeyjarfoss

outh

*Faxi or Vatnsleysufoss in Tungufljót river
*Gullfoss ("Golden Falls")
*Háifoss ("High Falls")
*Gjáin has many small waterfalls
*Ófærufoss used to be noted for the impressive natural bridge which stood above the falls, but it collapsed in 1993.
*Seljalandsfoss
*Skógafoss ("Forest Falls")
*Svartifoss ("Black Falls") is one of the many waterfalls of Skaftafell National Park, It's beautifully surrounded by basalt columns.
*Systrafoss, in Kirkjubæjarklaustur
*Öxaráfoss, at Þingvellir National Park

West

*Barnafossar (the Children's Falls) in Hvítá river
*Glymur in the Hvalfjörður area. At 198 m it's said to be one of the tallest waterfalls in Europe.
*Hraunfossar (the Lava Falls) in birchwoods, a stone's throw from Barnafoss.

Westfjords

*Dynjandi, sometimes called Fjallfoss.

East

*Hengifoss

"See also:" List of waterfalls

External links

* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/icelandicwaterfalls Group for Icelandic waterfalls at Flickr photo sharing site]
* [http://www.isafold.de/bruarjokull03/img_basalt-fall.htm Photo of Hangifoss]
* [http://www.isafold.de/sprengisandur96/ing_godafoss.htm Photo of Goðafoss]
* [http://www.picturesfromiceland.com/wfalls.htm Photos of Waterfalls in Iceland]
* [http://www.pictures-iceland.com/waterfalls/ Pictures Waterfalls in Iceland]
* [http://pthorpe.smugmug.com/gallery/3849935/1/228001474 South Coast Iceland Waterfalls]
* [http://www.world-of-waterfalls.com/iceland.html Iceland Waterfalls ]


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