Located near the small village of Skógar, Skógafoss is one of the largest and most famous waterfalls in Iceland, reachable from Reykjavik in under two hours and easily visible from Iceland’s Route 1 ring road. The falls are 25 metres wide, and with a drop of 62 metres, is the fifth highest waterfall in Iceland. The name Skógafoss literally means ‘forest waterfall’, reminding us that this area was once covered in trees.
Skógafoss has featured in numerous music videos as well as the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World as well as in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Skógafoss was used in the footage on his way
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