Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It's located in the south of the country on the Skógá River, near the village of Skogar, alongside the southern Ring Road.

The Skógafoss waterfall produces a thundering mass of water that falls from a 60m drop and is 25m wide. On a sunny day the spray from the fall creates a fabulous single or double rainbow.

Legend has it that Þrasi Þórólfsson, one of the first Viking settlers in the area, buried a treasure chest in the cave behind the waterfall. The locals found the chest many years later but couldn't pull it out, only managing to get hold of the ring on the side of it, before it disappeared again. The ring was kept in the local church until it went to a museum. Whether there is any truth in the legend or not, is highly debatable but the rainbows that so often grace the area around Skógafoss are certainly worth seeing and they offer a brilliant opportunity to take photos and enjoy some moments of relaxation while you're there. 

We never tire of flying over Skógafoss as it is always an awesome experience to hear the roar of the water and observe the spectacular views of the waterfall and surrounding snow-topped glaciers.