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Skógafoss

Location

Skógafoss is a waterfall in the Skógá River on the south coast of Iceland, at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skógar), the former sea cliffs remained, parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometres, creating together with some mountains a clear border between the coastal lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland. The staircase leading to the viewing platform by Skógafoss is also the starting point of the well known hiking route Fimmvörðuháls, between Skógar and Thórsmörk.

Check out our Travel tips and Tours on the South Coast of Iceland