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  • Heli K
    Lappeenranta, Finland1,526 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skogafoss - The rainbow and "Game of Thrones" waterfall
    One of the must waterfalls to see in Iceland. And especially if you are a Game of Throne fan. Waterfall is very beautiful. And the rainbow you can see in the waterfall in sunny weather is amazing too. I also recommend to climb the 527 steps up - little bit exhausting but it is worth it. It is amazing to see the river and the waterfall itself from that perspective too. We had a private tour and visiting this place was part of our day. There was a big parking lot and also possibility to go to toilet.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 9, 2023
  • Prabir G
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,739 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply Stunning
    A. Opening Hours : Owen always B. Entry Ticket: Free entry C. Location : 155 km from Reykjavik, about 2                          hours drive. 10 minutes                         walk from the bus stop to the                         falls D. Travel mode : Part of Southern Iceland tour.              The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country ( width of 82 feet and a drop 200 ft). A single or double rainbow is  visible on sunny days. You can get drenched if they go too near the waterfall, again due to the spray. According to legend, the first Viking settler , Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. At the eastern side of the waterfall,  hiking and trekking trail hoes up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. A 430-step staircase leads up the slope to the top of the waterfall.      I visited this place on 20th Mar'23 as part of our Southern Iskand your. It was clear weather but very cold and icy wind blowing. The ground being icy, you need to be very careful to avoid slipping on the ice. We couldn't climb up the view point, tge steps were covered with ice and being very slippery. The view of the fall was majestic. With icecles all around it was a treat to the eyes. The cascades of the fall flows as Skoga river The river was almost frozen due to the cold weather. I could walk near the main cascade and got a majestic view. There is a small museum displaying local artifacts and traditions. There is a souvenir shop and a cafe as well. A must visit spit in Iceland.                                                    
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2023
  • rcote75
    Gulfport, Mississippi467 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% with the time to visit!
    Very cool waterfall! Busy parking lot and many people but room to spread out. You can walk far and up the side of the waterfall if you want or stay nearer the parking lot/along the river so it is accessible to many people. The waterfall is beautiful. It’s been the backdrop of many shows/movies and you’ll see why!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2023
  • Bexalina
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and many waterfalls to see if you climb the steps and continue walking.
    Possibly favourite waterfall…it’s beautiful and the climb up you must do, but don’t stop! Continue walking and you will see so many more beautiful waterfalls and landscape. Even in pouring rain we are so glad to have done it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Karen L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Waterfall
    Drove there after visiting the Blue Lagoon…..decided to drive along the south road. beautiful and impressive waterfall. Enjoyed climbing up the side to view from the top. Certainly worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 30, 2023
  • Dr Malik Saeed
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque Waterfall
    The view of the water fall is breath taking. It has a very easy access to the 60m height water fall. Though the more adventurous can climb the 527 steps to reach the top, for a different view, but the frontal view is the best
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia885 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Falls
    Very impressive waterfall. Huge amount of parking available. A bistro and restaurant are next door. The car park has pay toilets (200isc).One can walk to the falls and experience its power and spray oand/or climb the stairs on the hill up to the top for a different view. Can easily avoid the spray so wet weather gear isn't necessary. Well worth a visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 10, 2023
  • VinnieLondon
    Doha, Qatar11,798 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible waterfall
    Located around 2.5 hour drive from Reykjavik..really need a hire car or part of a tour to visit. Well worth the trip out..stunning waterfall that you can get right up close to the base…top tip ..take waterproofs…you will get soaked by the spray to get a great picture. There is also a 15 minute walk up steps to the top of the falls where you can also see the broader landscape. Must see part of and Icelandic tour.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2023
  • DanielYoon727
    Boston, Massachusetts54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Summer? Go during off hours
    My wife and I took advantage of the summer day light and our jet lag and went at 3am. Had the whole place to ourselves!! It was amazing. Avoid the crowds and go during off hours and take all the pictures you want with no photo bombing strangers in the background!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Spencer W
    Carmel, California56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Falls
    Beautiful falls with easy access from the parking lot. Bring your rain gear and hike up close to the falls. If you're feeling up to it, hike the stairs up the side for a different perspective from up top.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
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Simondos1707
Kenilworth, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a busy day dropping into lots of sights at Vik, black sand beach and Seljalandsfoss too so got there at 6pm as light was going. So not as busy with buses of tourists thankfully !

Nice steep climb on steps to side of the falls then a walking path on top across plateau following the natural stream. At base of falls as water pounds down the full force can be experienced. It’s cold and icey and the ground around quite treacherous so crampons at this time of year a good thing.
Written February 26, 2024
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varneykr
Hancock, NH526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Skogafoss is a beautiful waterfall. We went on a rainy Tuesday in February, and it was so incredibly crowded. Microspikes were a must; people were falling all over the place. Highly recommend walking up the stairs for the views.
Written February 22, 2024
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Skogafoss is another amazing waterfall that can be found on most tours visiting the South Coast of Iceland. It can easily be reached from the Ring Road. There are many tourists that visit during the summer however, it wasn’t overly crowded. This waterfall generates a large amount of spray so it is quite fascinating to see how quickly rainbows are visible. I saw numerous rainbows during my short visit. Also, due to the flat terrain you can walk directly up to the waterfall but be prepared to be sprayed. That might sound fun however, even in the month of July the temperature was approximately 57 to 60 degrees so getting wet is not ideal. You can also view the waterfall from the top if you are willing to climb the steep staircase. I decided that viewing from ground level was perfect for me. No matter how you decide to see Skogafoss just remember it should be a part of your to do list while vacationing in Iceland.
Written February 18, 2024
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mtangulo
Washington DC, DC898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The visit to this waterfall is part of the south coast tour. It’s a high fall and you can walk very close to it. You must wear waterproof clothing to remain dry. It’s a beautiful location, not hard to reach. It can be slippery if too cold and icyThere are also stairs to walk to the top of the waterfall. All the surroundings provide a beautiful scenery. A must see.
Written February 4, 2024
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Adam T
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A beautiful natural sight, highly recommend a visit. Visited during an organised trip to the South coast of Iceland in January.
Written January 20, 2024
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themaddog74
England299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Before I start - please show respect for this area and STAY ON THE PATHS.

We had a winter experience of Skogafoss and the ground was covered in snow and ice. (It was raining hard.) Be aware that Skogafoss is not suitable for disabled people.
The waterfall was amazing and nice to see the ice around it. There are some steps to climb to get to the top of the waterfall and you will need a good degree of fitness to climb these.

As I mentioned before, the ground and paths were very icy, so you will need to take care.

One thing that disappointed me was the amount of self entitled people who felt that the signs instructing people to not leave the paths or walk on the grassy area did not apply to them as it is these people who are destroying the plants and mosses that may take 50 - 100 years to grow. If you are not capable of respecting this beautiful area, then I recommend you stay at home.

Skogafoss is about a 90 minute to 2 hour drive from Reykjavik. I recommend leaving Reykjavik by 9am to avoid the crowds.
Written January 4, 2024
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Guitarjess
Ankeny, IA697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Free parking, slippery walk to the falls and then a hard slippery walk up the stairs to see a second waterfall. Be careful but it is all very pretty!
Written December 29, 2023
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samirakleine
Derby, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful waterfall, it’s worth visiting just for the amazing view.
A lot of tourists even in the heavy rainy day in December.
Written December 16, 2023
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tiltedaxis
Jacksonville, FL388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Loved this waterfall - it's huge and beautiful with easy access to get great photos. It was very icy, so yaktrax kept me from slipping.
Written December 10, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
While Iceland has hundreds of waterfalls due to numerous streams and glacier melting, Skogafoss counts into one of 4 Iceland's big waterfalls.
It's located on the southern Route 1, some 15 min drive after a similar Seljandsfoss.
Skogafoss is similar in height, however wider than the latter one. Black lava stone and sand add up to beautiful scenery.
You can climb to the top of the fall via a wooden stairway leading up, but we were unable to do that due to heavy rain all day which I deeply regret.
Certainly a must stop on your Iceland tour.
Written November 28, 2023
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