Winter waterfalls in Iceland

Iceland is sometimes know as “the land of waterfalls”. There are so many that nobody knows how many there are exactly. In the Winter, some waterfalls can freeze but the larger waterfalls keep flowing. Sightseeing travellers can be treated to fantastic ice features at these waterfalls.  Although we encourage you to visit and capture the natural beauty of these Natural marvels, it is important to respect the dangers of these locations such as extremely slippery surfaces or falling icicles. Often the current of a river can be surprising and deep.

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Goðafoss

Winter Godafoss

Goðafoss waterfall is the jewel in North Iceland’s crown. Known as the waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss is easily one of the most attractive waterfalls in Iceland. Sightseeing can be good in both Summer and Winter with easy access year round.

We visit Godafoss on our multi-day photo tours, but it is also possible as a day tour from Akureyri or Myvatn.

Dettifoss

Dettifoss Winter

Dettifoss waterfall
Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe and just to feel the surrounding rocks in a constant state of vibration confirms this fact. In Winter, the danger is amplified as you approach the edge. Getting to the remote Dettifoss is not easy and sometimes impossible. This photo of Dettifoss in Winter was after a 45 minute ride in a SuperJeep.

Skutafoss Winter

East Iceland waterfall

Skutafoss is hidden away in a secret valley. This scene is captured from inside a cave. It well known to locals but difficult to find if you are driving yourself because it is not sign posted or visible from the road.

We often photograph this waterfall on our Winter workshops.

Öxarárfoss

Öxararfoss

Öxararfoss

Access to Öxarárfoss waterfall is normally possible in the Winter. The path is often slippery but is level and safe with light crampons. There is a good view from the wooden viewing platforms and basic seating if you want to sit an feel the Nature.

This waterfall isincluded on Golden Circle tour.

Winter Gullfoss

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Access can be difficult at Gullfoss in the Winter. Often the path is too slippery so an advisory notice tries to prevent photographers from getting close. There are good views from the safe viewing platforms and hot drinks at the cafe to warm visitors up after their waterfall adventure.

The Gullfoss waterfall is a main feature on Golden Circle tour.

Seljalandsfoss

Winter Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is the waterfall that offers the rare sightseeing treat of going behind the falls. Access is sometimes closed if it is too slippery. Anti-slip foot wear is essential if you are brave enough to access the frozen path.

This amazing waterfall s featured on most South Coast photo tours.

Skogafoss

Skogafoss Winter

Skogafoss waterfall in the Winter.

Skogafoss waterfall is close to the South ring road between Seljalandsfoss and Vik. The waterfall is a sheer curtain of water which comes from the rivers on the Fimmvörðuháls walking route which goes between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. glaciers. From Skogafoss it is possible to connect with some of these glacier tours on Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

This amazing waterfall s featured on most South Shore tours.

Godafoss North Iceland

Godafoss North Iceland

These beautiful light conditions can be found in North Iceland during the Summer. The reds go so deep when the sun and clouds are right and then it happens all over for the Sunrise just a few hours earlier. As a general rule, Icelandic waterfalls are facing the nearest coastline, so Northern waterfalls face North, Eastern waterfalls face East and so on.

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