January 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Picture of the Day: Skogafoss, Iceland

by twistedsifter




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Photograph by STIAN KLO
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Skógafoss is one of the most famous (and visited) waterfalls in Iceland. Photographer Stian Klo (featured previously) says he had seen thousands of pictures from this iconic location and really wanted to try to get a ‘fresh’ angle of this amazing natural wonder.

On the photo’s description page Klo says he, “got down low and dirty, and increased the reflection in the small puddle with the help of the polarizer.”

Located on the Skógá River, Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. [Source]

The falls are a popular tourist attraction because they are easily accessible by vehicle and the terrain leading up to the falls is flat, making for a comfortable hike. There is also a trail on the east side of the falls that leads to the top, providing impressive top-down views and a great vantage point to survey the surrounding landscape.



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