landscape Godafoss in winter - Iceland

Godafoss is one of my favorite waterfall in Iceland. I could stay hours to photography it. It has a superb horseshoe-shape . The two banks of the waterfall are photogenic.

Godafoss can be access very easily from the road 1. It is located to the north between Akureyri and the Lake Myvatn

A small parking after the N1 station on the 844 allows the access to the East bank .

GPS : 65.682878, -17.550214

65°40’58.4″N 17°33’00.8″W

godafoss waterfall – iceland
godafoss waterfall – iceland – nordic landscape


Aldeyjarfoss is one of my favorite waterfall In Iceland with Godafoss which she is not too much far. The both are located in the highlands of North Iceland between Akureyri and the lake Myvatn .

Aldeyjarfoss is of an amazing beauty, surrounded by basalt column, The stream pours in a horseshoe-shape basin.

You can access Aldeyjarfoss from the road 1 by the road 842 , a gravel road, and by the road F26 more rocky with a 4 wheel drive car, relatively easily in summer . This part could be hard in deep winter with heavy snow and you may need to rent a super jeep and/or a guide . In the heart of winter 2015, I try to access by the road 843 parallel to the river. After a scary passage on a small bridge cover by heavy snow with my 4 wheel . We finally give up the final walk to the waterfall due to heavy wind and snow projection.

During my recent visit, the water was very muddy and greyish so I only shoot some long exposure photography. My settings were F18, Iso 100. exposure time 30 seconds with a ND1000 neutral density filter. I hope to come back Aldeyjarfoss in winter for get a magnificent blue water and get some good shots.

Aldeyjarfoss waterfall - cascade - Iceland - long exposure black and white
Aldeyjarfoss waterfall – cascade – Iceland – long exposure black and white
Aldeyjarfoss waterfall – cascade – Iceland – long exposure black and white

GPS : 65.366643, -17.337055

65°21’59.9″N 17°20’13.4″W


landscape - Kirkjufellfoss in winter - kirkjufell - iceland
landscape -Kirkjufellfoss in winter – kirkjufell – iceland

No need to present the Kirkjufell, iconic mountain of the Snaefellnes peninsula, Kirkjufellfoss is the very photogenic small waterfall of the Kirkjufellsa river
Kirkjufellfoss is very easy to reach from road 54 past the town of Grundarfjordur. A small path leads directly to the waterfall from the small parking lot (beware of slipping in the presence of ice).

GPS : 64.926749, -23.311337

64°55’34.7″N 23°18’39.3″W

kirkjufell mountain – iceland
kirkjufellfoss – iceland


skogafoss waterfall – iceland

Skogafoss is a huge and iconic waterfall of the South Iceland on the Skoga river. The water drop from a height of 60 meters. Many birds surround the waterfall and live on the cliff. The cliffs are the old coastline of South Iceland in the time where the level of water was more high.

The access to Skogafoss is very easy from the road 1.

If you want shoot some long exposure you may need to arrive very early due to the massive amount of tourist and photographers or combine many shoot in photoshop for remove silhouette. Near the waterfall , protect your camera , the spray are very strong and thick.

GPS : 63.532127, -19.511421

63°31’55.7″N 19°30’41.1″W

skogafoss -waterfall – iceland
skogafoss – Ice details


Gulfoss in winter - waterfall - landscape - iceland
Gulfoss in winter – waterfall – landscape – iceland

Gulfoss is a must-see on the golden circle tours in southwest Iceland on the Hvita river. You can easily combine his visit with a visit to the Strokkur and Geysir geysers as well as a visit to the Europe – America plate collapse ditch located at Tingvellir on Lake Tingvallavatn

The site is very busy. The waterfall is accessible by road 35 and has a parking lot and a store-restaurant establishment
Gulfoss with a total width of 70 meters and a total height of 32 meters is a cascade of several floors.

The flooding of the waves in the crevasse is impressive. During my visits in winter, the trail leading to a viewpoint very close to the crevasse was systematically closed due to the heavy snow cover. Photographers such as iurie Belegurschi were able to get magnificent close-ups of the previously frozen crevasse.

The droplets created by the waterfall produce a veil on the photos.

useful clarification: the small path can be very slippery in winter,
cramped soles are very useful.

GPS: 64.325634, -20.124962


Fossarrett waterfall – Iceland
fossarrett – iceland

Fossarrett is a small, not-so-famous waterfall and that’s a shame. She is very photogenic on a mini long exposure photography.

It is located in the east of Iceland along the Hvalfjordur fjord on route 47.

GPS: 64.359617, -21.452972

64 ° 21’50.9 « N 21 ° 27’13.0 » W


seldjalandfoss waterfall – iceland
seldjalandfoss – iceland
seldjalandfoss waterfall iceland


bruarfoss waterfall – iceland
bruarfoss waterfall – iceland
bruarfoss waterfall – iceland


svartifoss – Iceland waterfall
Svartifoss – Iceland waterfall


oxararfoss waterfall – iceland
oxararfoss waterfall – iceland


hraunfossar – iceland


Barnafoss waterfall / cascade
barnafoss waterfall – iceland


Waterfall of snaefellsnes - Iceland - landscape - waterscape
Waterfall of snaefellsnes – Iceland – landscape – waterscape

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