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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland

Skógafoss waterfall - one of the largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland. It is located on the river Skougau, and the water falls from a cliff height of 60 meters, width of the stream - 25 meters. Skógafoss is one of the most visited attractions in the country. After the coastline receded further into the sea (now it is at a distance of 5 km from the waterfall), remained standing parallel to the shoreline cliffs over hundreds of kilometers, creating together with some high mountains a clear border between the lowlands and highlands of Iceland. Falls is one of the most famous and most visited in the country.
Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable. [First Image credit Robert Parviainen]

The most beautiful water of Iceland Skógafoss waterfall
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The largest waterfall of Iceland Skógafoss waterfall

Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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Skogafoss waterfall | The largest and most beautiful waterfall of Iceland
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