When in Iceland, Skogafoss, one of the island’s largest waterfalls, is a must see. At one time the waterfall plunged into the ocean, but due to a receding coastline, is now positioned about 3 miles from the shore. Visiting the waterfall on sunny days will usually provide camera ready sightseers photos of the falls and the rainbows it creates.
Folklore states that Vikings buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. Many years ago, someone found the chest, but could only seize the ring on the chest handle. The chest itself vanished ever since.
This attraction is accessible for most. Though there are many great hiking trails around the waterfall, parking is available at the location. Level gravel paths lead directly to the waterfall.
Skogafoss is located in Skogar Iceland on the Skoga River on the southern coast of the country. There are many natural attractions to visit along the Golden Circle route. Skogafoss should be on the top of your list!