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Skógafoss

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Skógafoss
Location Skógar, Iceland
Coordinates 63°31′47″N 19°30′50″W / 63.52972°N 19.51389°W / 63.52972; -19.51389Coordinates: 63°31′47″N 19°30′50″W / 63.52972°N 19.51389°W / 63.52972; -19.51389
Type Cataract
Total height 60 m (200 ft)
Total width 25 m (82 ft)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Skógá

Skógafoss (pronounced [ˈskou.aˌfos]) is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skógar), the former sea cliffs remained, parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometres, creating together with some mountains a clear border between the coastal lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland.

The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). 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. A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.[1]

At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.

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