Systrafoss

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Systrafoss
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Systrafoss is located in Iceland
Systrafoss
LocationSouth of Iceland
Number of drops2
Systrafoss close-up

Systrafoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈsɪstraˌfɔsː], "sisters' waterfall") is a waterfall in Iceland, found at Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Skaftárhreppur in the Suðurland region.

Geography[edit]

The waterfall is part of the river Fossá, which runs south from its source Systravatn.[1] To the south of Systrafoss runs the glacial river Skaftá.

Name[edit]

Both the waterfall and Systravatn take their name from the sisters of the nearby Kirkjubæjar Abbey.[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Jens Willhardt, Christine Sadler: Island. 3rd edn. Michael Müller, Erlangen 2003, ISBN 3-89953-115-9, p. 346f.
  • Borowski, Birgit (ed.): Lonely Planet Publications Ltd. Melbourne: Island. 3rd German edn, Sept. 2013, ISBN 978-3-8297-2310-7, p. 285

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Coordinates: 63°47′9.41″N 18°3′34.71″W / 63.7859472°N 18.0596417°W / 63.7859472; -18.0596417