List of waterfalls of Iceland
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Iceland is unusually suited for waterfalls (Icelandic: s. foss, pl. fossar). This island country has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain and snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers, whose summer melts feed many rivers. As a result, it is home to a number of large and powerful waterfalls.
- Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Iceland.
- Faxi or Vatnsleysufoss in Tungufljót river
- Foss á Síðu
- Gjáin has many small waterfalls
- Gullfoss (Golden Falls)
- Háifoss (High Falls)
- Ófærufoss used to be noted for the impressive[editorializing] natural bridge which stood above the falls, but it collapsed in 1993.
- Skógafoss (Forest Falls)
- Svartifoss (Black Falls) is one of the many waterfalls of Skaftafell National Park
- Systrafoss, in Kirkjubæjarklaustur
- Þjófafoss on the Merkurhraun lava fields
- Öxarárfoss, at Þingvellir National Park
- Fagrifoss, near Kirkjubæjarklaustur
- Morsárfoss, 228m waterfall formed from the retreat of Morsárjökull that is now Iceland's tallest.
- Barnafossar (the Children's Falls) in Hvítá river
- Glymur in the Hvalfjörður area. At 198m, it was long regarded as the tallest waterfall in Iceland until being surpassed with a new falls by Morsárjökull in 2011.
- Hraunfossar (the Lava Falls) in birchwoods, a stone's throw from Barnafoss.
- Dynjandi, sometimes called Fjallfoss.
- Litlanesfoss, surrounded by columnar basalt, it is on the way up to Hengifoss
- Fardagafoss and Onno-Óltifoss near Egilsstaðir
- Gufufoss ("Steam falls") In Seyðisfjörður
- Klifbrekkufossar in Mjóifjörður. A beautiful[editorializing] row of waterfalls