5 things to do for free in Iceland – #4 Skógafoss waterfall

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I have written about the wonderful waterfalls of Iceland before and I cannot recommend a visit to them highly enough.  As well as Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi we also stopped at Skógafoss on the south coast.

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Here it is possible to walk right up to the base of the falls, through the clouds of spray, and also to climb to the top, up a steep set of steps in the cliff side. The scale is hard to comprehend and almost impossible to capture on camera.

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Skógafoss is the start, or end, of a multi-day hike to Landmannalaugar, but it is possible to do just a short part of the route and head back the way you came in a day. This takes you high in to the mountains, following the river towards its glacial source and passed a number of smaller falls.

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If you’ve not had your fill of water,  you might want to consider combining a trip to the falls with a visit to Seljavallalaug hot pool, just to the west, and also free.

For more things to do for free in Iceland, see here

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