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Photo of the famous and beautiful fall Skogafoss.

Skógafoss (pronounced [ˈskou.aˌfos]) is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skógar), the former sea cliffs remained, parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometres, creating together with some mountains a clear border between the coastal lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland.
The 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). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.
At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar. Wikipedia


Photo de la célèbre et très belle chute Skogafoss.

La chute Skógafoss (Skógá étant le nom de la rivière, signifiant forêt, et « foss » signifiant en islandais « la chute d'eau ») est située sur la rivière Skógá dans le petit village de Skógar dans le sud de l'Islande. La rivière Skógá se jette de ses falaises et tombe de 60 m en formant une chute d'une largeur de 25 m. La chute est une des plus célèbres et des plus visitées du pays.
On raconte qu'un coffre se trouverait derrière la cascade, déposé ici par le Viking Þrasi Þórólfsson. Un enfant trouva le coffre quelques années plus tard, mais ne put en prendre qu'une poignée qui est aujourd'hui entreposé au musée de Skógar.
A l'est de la chute, une piste monte jusqu'au col Fimmverðuháls entre les glaciers Eyjafjallajökull et Mýrdalsjökull. Après, le chemin descend vers Þórsmörk et continue jusqu'à Landmannalaugar, un des plus célèbres et impressionnants sites islandais.Wikipedia

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