Svartifoss – or ‘the black waterfall’, is one of the Skaftafell National Park’s major attractions. There are mightier waterfalls in Iceland, such as Gullfoss or Godofoss, but few are as instantly recognisable. Svartifoss obtains its name not from the colour of its waters, which foam white over the cliff edge, but from the black basalt columns that flank the waterfall. Arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern, the rocks hang off the cliff face like the pipes of an organ and were the inspiration for the architectural design of the National Theatre in Reykjavík.
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Zolive (5935) 2008-01-12 15:15
Amazing picture. the fall is very nice and basalt colums are so impressive. Well done .
jmdias (61204) 2008-01-13 7:34
wonderful detail of this cascade, so unusual cause these columns.
Charo (51210) 2008-01-17 14:28
Un lugar muy singular con esas rocas que parecen un órgano y la cascada cayendo por sus paredes. Excelente luz y detalles.
joaschmidt (565) 2008-01-18 9:00
I like the sharpness of the basalt columns. And the info is good too.
- Copyright: Matteo Porta (mporta) (3810)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, 55mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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- Travelogue: Iceland Trek 2007
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- Date Submitted: 2008-01-12 10:38
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