Skógafoss

Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland

With a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft), Skógafoss earns it's place with some of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland.

Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.

According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.

Fun Fact: The waterfall was a location for the filming of the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World, as well as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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