Located in the northern Highlands of Iceland, the waterfall Aldeyjarfoss is fed by the glacial river Skjálfandafljót that originates at Vatnajökull, the largest icecap in Iceland (and in Europe).
The judge in a waterfall beauty contest in Iceland has a tough task. There are so many of these cascading beauties competing for attention that one has to guard against foss-fatigue (foss = waterfall, in Icelandic). With its striking flanks of crystallized basalt columns and a bowl-like receptacle, Aldeyjarfoss is a masterpiece of geological art, a sight to treasure.
Also seen below is Hrafnabjargarfoss (hrafn = raven, bjarg = rock), another small waterfall nearby.
I’m doing my planning for my trip to Iceland in August 2016 and one of the waterfalls I want to see is Aldeyjarfoss. When I see your photos above, I noticed that you also photographed a waterfall called Hrafnabjargarfoss…
Since I’m going to be in the area I would also like to see it. However, I can’t find the coordinates for this in particular?
is Hrafnabjargarfoss close to Aldeyjarfoss? from Aldeyjarfoss do we have to drive or walk? how far is it in time?
Thanks in advance.
Hrafnabjargarfoss is close to Aldeyjarfoss. I would say, around 10 mins driving time.
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Started following your blog after Atanu mentioned it once. Your photography is impressive to say the least- a beautiful balance of conceptualization and technical expertise.
Your Iceland trip has just been a super treat. Please keep traveling so the rest of us can continue to live vicariously through your lens.
Spectacular !! PP has enhanced the beauty multifold