Nature Wonders WATERFALLS OF SOUTHERN ICELAND Iceland
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Iceland is an abundance of exciting natural landscapes. The south of this island, set amid the North Atlantic, is particularly famous for its remarkable waterfalls. The Gullfoss, in the Haukadalur Valley, is certainly one of the most famous and most beautiful and is one of Iceland’s main tourist attractions.
The wild torrents of the Hvitá originate at the Langjökull Glacier that covers an area of 950 square kilometres and is the second largest glacier in Iceland.
When visiting the Seljalandsfoss, it is necessary to wear waterproof clothing. If there is a strong wind, it can blow the spray from the waterfall onto nearby spectators. Those who come here are almost hypnotized by the racing water, most of which comes from the melting ice of two large glacial systems, the Eyjafjallajökull and the Myrdalsjökull, which have shaped the landscape of this Icelandic region.
Nowhere else in the world has as many magnificent waterfalls as does this volcanic island located in the North Atlantic. The untamed force of the natural elements here and its mighty curtains of water make Iceland one of the last great natural wonders on Earth!