The guidebook describes Skogafoss as, excepting Gullfoss which I’ll come to, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls.  It really doesn’t disappoint in sheer power and immensity.  Tons of water cascades over the 62m/ 204 ft drop every second with a tremendous roar.  It’s a truly beautiful sight.

Skogafoss62mm f/11 1/20 sec. ISO 100


43 responses

  1. One of my long time dreams is to get to visit Iceland. Skogafoss is on the bucket list so to speak. Looks great!

    November 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    • Thank you Jere. It really has to be seen to be appreciated. I hope that you make it here at some point. It really is worth the trip! :-)

      November 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  2. Woooooooow great shot.I think I go to visit Iceland next year.

    November 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    • I highly recommend it Lou! I hope that you make it. I intend to come back next year for sure. :-)

      November 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  3. I had to go check, but they are slightly different . . . I’m referring to this waterfall fed by glacier water in Juneau, Alaska (

    Very nice shot . . . I am curious if it has been “warmed up” or shot with the sun low, in the golden hour.

    November 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    • Hi Emilio, Thank you. This shot was taken not that long after dawn which occurs around 10 in the morning here at the moment. The sun is very low in the sky all day. The yellows and browns of the grasses in winter do seem to give warmth to the pictures even when the sun isn’t shining. :-)

      November 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  4. Pat

    Very nice with the cloud of Embrun

    November 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    • Thank you very much Pat!

      November 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  5. I took the same shot of this waterfall but in summer. Curious thing, yours is much warmer than mine, whose colours are rather cold. But it was raining, like the rest of the week I spent in Iceland.
    Truly a very nice shot.

    November 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    • Thank you very much. I’m sorry you had such a bad week with the weather. I’ve been managing to dodge the rain somehow although I’ve driven through some very heavy downpours.

      November 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  6. Great shot! I have never visited this time of the year, but Iceland is always beautiful. As you say, really worth visitng.

    November 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    • Thank you very much Leya. Iceland truly is a beautiful place. I’m already planning my return visit. :-)

      November 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  7. Absolutely stunning! Beautifully captured.

    November 20, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    • Thank you Isabel! :-)

      November 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  8. Yes! fine shot; like the little figures as well.

    November 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    • Thank you Harrie! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  9. And that is one truly beautiful photograph. I have a ‘friend’ who has fallen in love with Iceland and now goes every year (usually March) as she is fixated with the ice sculptures. Her recent images can be found on Flickr if you are interested:

    November 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    • Thank you Jude and thank you for the link. It is a place one can easily fall in love with I think! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  10. wow! beauty!

    November 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    • Thank you Marina! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  11. This is amazing, Adrian. Great shot! :)

    November 21, 2014 at 3:04 am

    • Thank you Sylvia! Skogafoss is quite something! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  12. So beautiful!!! Love the lighting.

    November 21, 2014 at 3:22 am

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  13. Crazy beautiful and monumental! The rock looks so sharp (to touch even) from such a distance.
    I’m excited you are in Iceland. And rather jealous! : )

    November 21, 2014 at 3:25 am

    • Thank you Karen. I’m excited to be here. It’s a beautiful place! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  14. You’re bringing memories back. But, you,ve had better weather than I had

    November 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    • The weather can be rough here as you found out for yourself. I have been very lucky. Reykjavic has been very wet all week but we’ve mangaged to find places where the weather has been much better! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm

  15. Stunning! Wonderful warm tones in the rock :-)

    November 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    • Thank you Sarah!

      November 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  16. poppytump

    A smidgen of colours in the fallout spray and the people in front of this thundering cascade of water makes for a great picture ChillB . Am really looking forward to seeing more of your photos of this particular trip around the south east of the island . Too bad we ran out of time after the whiteout and were unable to see those other incredible places along the coast that I know you’ve captured ;-)
    Keep on enjoying x

    November 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    • Thank you so much Poppy. It’s been so nice seeing for myself, some of the places you visited here recently. It really is an incredible Island. :-) x

      November 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    • Thank you so much Poppy! It’s been lovely to see for myself, some of the places you visited on your recent trip here. The time does run away so.. :-)x

      November 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  17. What a lovely picture!
    Have a nice week end!

    November 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    • Thank you Gil! Have a nice weekend yourself! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm

  18. Those two tiny figures (and in the colour red – how lucky can you get!) give a real sense of scale to this waterfall. I can imagine the thunderous roar of the water. Fantastic, Adrian.

    November 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    • Thank you Andy! The figures seemed perfectly placed for me and as you say, how lucky they were wearing red! :-)

      November 22, 2014 at 11:45 pm

  19. Nice touches with the rainbow and figure for scale …. and as many others have said, the colours are surprisingly warm!

    November 24, 2014 at 11:58 am

    • Thanks Noeline. I found on this trip, people in the pictures really did help. Everything is so larger than life I think we really need the perspective.

      November 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  20. I’m traveling backwards through your epic Iceland journey, enjoying every thrill along the way!

    November 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    • There’s a ways to go yet Patti, I’m glad you’re enjoying the journey! :-)

      November 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  21. So much power contrasting with the delicate rainbow!

    December 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    • This waterfall had quite an impact Elena. So much water cascading down and being carried away by not much more than a stream. :-)

      December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm