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three Icelandic waterfalls

three Icelandic waterfalls


Postby litljortindan » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:48 pm

Date walked: 28/08/2012

Time taken: 4

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 100m

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On the third day of my four day trip to Iceland I headed south from the north fjords area down to the south coast for a visit to Gullifoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss as well as a short walk up the small hill west of Vik.
Seljalandsfoss especially I found to be awe inspiring. On the approach you can look south and see Surtsey and the other Westmanna islands and just north of the main road you can see Seljalandsfoss from some distance off. It is actually set in a beautiful meadow that runs north for some distance with other minor waterfalls tumbling down the same line of cliffs to the east.
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Gullifoss

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Seljalandsfoss

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Skogafoss
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby Lenore » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Oh my those are some falls!!!
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:16 pm

Beautiful photos, that last one in particular is a stunner :clap:
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby litljortindan » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:06 pm

ChrisW wrote:Beautiful photos, that last one in particular is a stunner :clap:


You can follow a path up the right of the fall right the way up to the local bit of the ice cap.
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby colgregg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:35 am

If there was one more place relatively close (Europe) that I could go to it would be Iceland. I'd have loved to have visited the worlds great waterfalls but I doubt it will ever happen. Seeing Iceland's dramatic falls would do me now.
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby denfinella » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:16 pm

I visited these three falls a couple of summers ago. Fair to say, you got much better weather!

Lovely photos - they look much prettier in the sun. The volume of water at Skogafoss is particularly impressive.
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby litljortindan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:11 pm

Lenore wrote:Oh my those are some falls!!!


A definite highlight in my limited overseas travels.
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby litljortindan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:14 pm

colgregg wrote:If there was one more place relatively close (Europe) that I could go to it would be Iceland. I'd have loved to have visited the worlds great waterfalls but I doubt it will ever happen. Seeing Iceland's dramatic falls would do me now.


Easy to get to from Glasgow but I dare say harder from further away. I kept the cost down a bit by sleeping in my hire car but not good for the back so I'll take a tent if I ever return.
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Re: three Icelandic waterfalls

Postby litljortindan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:16 pm

denfinella wrote:I visited these three falls a couple of summers ago. Fair to say, you got much better weather!

Lovely photos - they look much prettier in the sun. The volume of water at Skogafoss is particularly impressive.


Yes, lucky with the sunshine but a biting cold wind too not to mention sandstorms.
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