Skógafoss Waterfall in Iceland

Skógafoss Waterfall is located in the Skógar district in Iceland. It’s one of the largest waterfalls in the country. It’s 25 metres wide and has a drop of 60 metres. 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 of Skógafoss 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. Today’s Daily Cool Photo features Skógafoss Waterfall. It’s definitely one of the nicest waterfalls that I’ve seen.

Skógafoss Waterfall

So does this photo make you want to reach for that credit card to book a ticket to Iceland or would you rather check out the waterfalls in Mpumalanga? Leave a comment and let me know. If you’ve enjoyed reading about this waterfall, feel free to share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.

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