“Foss” Means “Waterfall” in Icelandic

There must be thousands of waterfalls in Iceland. As you drive the ring-road around the island, waterfalls seem to appear on every mountain, of which there are thousands. Probably the most famous waterfall, is the horse-shoe shaped falls called Selfoss.  Selfoss is located in the Vatnajökull National Park in Northeastern Iceland and is easily accessible. You can walk right up to the edge of this magnificent wonder of Iceland. Beware, there are no guardrails, very few signs and nobody telling you where not to go.  In early October, we had this spectacular sight practically to ourselves.

 

Selfoss

Selfoss

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Selfoss

 

Selfoss

Selfoss

 

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With so little time and so many waterfalls, we could not possibly photograph them all. But Waterfall of the Gods – Godafoss –  was definitely on the list.  With easy access and a short hike one can photograph these falls from either side, and from below or from above.  No guardrails to spoil the view, but watch your step.

Godafoss

Godafoss

 

Godafoss

Godafoss

 

Godafoss

Godafoss

 

The fall colors were in bloom, especially in the sage grass. Combine a variegated landscape with another beautiful waterfall and you can get stunning vistas:

Another Beautiful Waterfall

Another Beautiful Waterfall

With so many great photo opportunities, one trip does not allow enough time to see them all. Looks like another trip to Iceland is in my future.

Check out my other blog posts on the Iceland trip:

Bardarbunga

Aurora in Iceland

 

~ by richardseeley on December 4, 2014.

4 Responses to ““Foss” Means “Waterfall” in Icelandic”

  1. What a lovely place! And a nice camera/edit move on the video! Great…lotsa water!

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  2. That B&W shot of the falls is a winner Rich. Nice going on all of them.

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  3. Rich, what amazing photography and what an adventure of a trip. Thank you for keeping me in the loop as I cannot view your marvelous work at Arts Alive anymore (living in AZ now).

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  4. Splendides photos Rich !!!! Toutes nos félicitations

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