Skógarfoss; one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland

After we arrived in Iceland and rented a car at Keflavik airport (read more about car rentals in Iceland), the first night we stayed at one hotel that is directly located  in Keflavik. It was midnight so that was the best option for us.

In the morning we went directly to Skógarfoss, this waterfall was our first stop towards Vík. There is one more waterfall on the way, called Seljalandsfoss but we decided to see it in the afternoon. Why? I will write about this in an upcoming article.

Skogarfoss II, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series

First impression

We parked in a parking lot and immediately we heard the amazing and powerful sounds of the waterfall. I’ve seen it already many times on the Internet, it is one of the most visited places in Iceland. However to see the power of falling water from 60 meters with my own eyes is something breathtaking and surreal. The view is very moving.

The measurements of the Skógarfoss Waterfall

Skogarfoss, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series 

In pictures like this one, the scale is crucial. 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). By placing someone in the photograph, the true scale and depth of the scenery is visible. In this particular photograph, if I had not included someone in the photograph, the photo would be deceptive.

I would like to thank Veronika for kindly participating in this photograph. Her cooperation helped me achieve the result I wanted.

25 seconds of exposure

In order for this kind of photography to be possible, the object in the photograph must remain completely still for 25 seconds. This helps achieve the moving motion in the photograph. You can learn more about it in the:  Guidelines for Long Exposure Photography equipment and accessories.

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