Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir
Drive from hotel
Skógafoss waterfall is one of the most beautiful sights in all of south Iceland. As you drive along road 1 towards Vík, you will catch your first glimpse of this impressive waterfall. Originating in the highland river Skógaá, Skógafoss is massive in size at 60 meters high (197 feet) and 25 meters wide (82 feet). This waterfall is truly stunning and often wreathed in a glorious rainbow. Visitors can even walk up the steep staircase on the right side of the falls to get a glimpse of the water from above.
Just minutes from Skógafoss waterfall is one of the best folk museums in Iceland. Skógar Museum has a collection of over 6000 artifacts and examples of various types of dwellings in Iceland since the earliest times. The collection of tools and equipment is one of the best in Iceland. The museum also has an old turf farmhouse, so that guests can experience how Icelanders lived in the past.
FAQ about Skógarfoss Waterfall
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Skógafoss waterfall is located on the south coast of Iceland just off road 1. The waterfall can be found between Seljalandsfoss at Vík.
There are 370 steps to the top of the staircase. At the top of the staircase, you can see amazing views over Skógafoss and the south shore of Iceland.
There is no entrance fee to see Skógafoss waterfall. In fact, the waterfall is open to travelers all year-round. What’s more, there is a carpark nearby where you can park your car. From there, it is a short walk to the waterfall.
Distances from Skógarfoss Waterfall
It takes approximately 45 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Skógafoss waterfall.
It takes approximately 2 hours to drive from Reykjavík to Skógafoss waterfall.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from Seljalandsfoss to Skógafoss waterfall.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from Skógafoss waterfall to Reynisfjara.