There are over a dozen incredible views of cascading water, but here are the three most popular waterfalls in Iceland


One of the main natural wonders of the Golden Circle tour are the waterfalls. The tour I took with Reykjavík Excursions included the three most popular waterfalls in Iceland: Gullfoss, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Gullfoss was the closest one to Reykjavik and the most north of all three. That’s why I almost lost a few fingers trying to capture this shot above.  What was worse than the biting cold? The freezing mist.


The next two waterfalls weren’t so brutal. Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss is in southern Iceland, near a small town called Vik. You’ll notice that there’s a lot less snow and much more grass. Many visitors walk behind Skogafoss to take photos of the waterfall from inside out. I’m not sure why people would do that. You get drenched just standing a few years away. Maybe it has something to do with the local legend about a chest filled with gold and treasure that’s hidden behind the waterfall. The story goes that Þrasi Þórólfsson, the Viking Settler at Skógar, hid it there fir the first man who discovers.


Monica reflects on her travels by sharing her thoughts on A Cup of Moca. She writes about her journey as she experiences the destination to encourage others to marinate in the moment instead of just checking things off a bucket list.