Skogafoss: One of the largest and most elegant waterfalls in Iceland

Iceland has been on my bucket list for some time. This year I finally made it. Iceland has such a wide variety of landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, and you can experience miles of untouched nature. I traveled on my own pace and rented a 4WD, which I do strongly recommend and drove along the south part of the ring, stopping and taking photos whenever I wanted.

One stop was the famous and huge Skogafoss waterfall. It's right near the ring road, and you can't miss it. Just watch where all the cars are going.

Skogafoss in Iceland

Skogafoss in Iceland

Also, don't miss the stunning view from the top of the waterfall that you get once you've climbed a perceived 1000 stairs. Maybe you get to see one of the rainbows that come and go at this place.

Rainbow at Skogafoss in Iceland

Rainbow at Skogafoss in Iceland

Expect dozens of tourist buses during the day. But many of the people that the busses offload won't go very close to the waterfall to avoid getting wet because of the spray mist.

If you can't manage to go and visit Skogafoss during the less busy times of the day, there's an excellent app that you can use to retouch and remove all the people from your photos. It's called Touch Retouch and you can read my review of TouchRetouch here in the blog. Here's a before and after photo. I left one person that was standing right in front of the waterfall; it looks kinda cool.