I just love waterfalls.
There is something about waterfalls that immediately has me in awe. The sound of the water crashing down, the way the sun glistens off the water, and the fact that this is just all pure nature, I find it so incredible!
It is safe to say that I am completely in love with waterfalls, and lucky for me Iceland is covered in them!
This past weekend the Viking and I visited four waterfalls.
Four waterfalls that were equally gorgeous, yet unique in their own way.
And, all of these waterfalls, they are less than a two hour drive from my house!
Life in Iceland, it is pretty great.
H and I have made it our mission to make the most of the beautiful winter weather we have been having lately and re-visit some of our favorite spots to capture them in their winter coat. You never know when this winter weather will turn on us and we will be stuck inside for months like last winter so no sunny day goes to waste.
With sunshine on the forecast (thank you Iceland weather gods for all the sunshine lately!) the Viking and I woke up early Saturday morning, packed up the car with snacks and camera gear, and headed off to visit the waterfalls of the south of Iceland.
We took this sunrise as a sign that we were about to have a beautiful day exploring.
Bonus, these amazing sunrises are happening before 10am, summer is in the air:)
After falling all over again for a snow covered Bruarfoss I knew that we had to return to my favorite waterfalls in the south of Iceland, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.
Just another thing to love about life in Iceland, how close I live to such beautiful places!
The fact that I can go from sitting in my pjs watching tv to taking in this view in just an hour, it makes me fall in love with Iceland all over again!
And other awesome thing about Iceland, the fact that with each season the places in Iceland change, meaning I could revisit the same waterfalls at different times of the year and would find some new factor to swoon over!
After a quick stop at Seljalandsfoss (and the hidden waterfall!) we made our way over to Skogafoss. During this short drive I swear the temperature dropped a degree with every mile we went. By the time we were at Skogafoss I had to look twice to make sure I wasn’t reading the temperature wrong, it was -12°C!
Now I know I have been going on and on about how I am adjusting to the Icelandic winter and enjoying the cold and snow, but -12°C, I draw the line there.
While I was more than content sending my Viking off to get some pictures while I kept the car warm he did not agree that this was a fair trade. So I layered up, and thought warm sunny thoughts.
And as soon as I stepped out of the car I forgot all those warm fuzz feelings I have been having about Iceland lately. I think my face says it all.
Clearly I just love when the freezing Icelandic wind whips around, especially when it brings a face full of snow with it.
My sourpuss mood went away quickly, thanks to the sun that came out from behind the clouds, and of course Skogafoss. How can I be grumpy when taking in such a beautiful sight?!
While Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are beautiful they weren’t the reason for our south coast adventure. The Viking and I were on a mission to discover a new to us waterfall, one that I had stumbled upon during some online research. H and I weren’t really too sure where to find this waterfall, all we knew was that it was near Skogafoss, and we had a not so detailed description of how to find it.
Challenge find new waterfall accepted!
To be safe though we asked a local, especially since there was a lot of the snow in the area we didn’t want to get stuck somewhere. With improved information from our new local friend we headed off in search of the waterfall.
Our new friend may of been a bit off when he told us there wasn’t that much snow on the pathway. The things I do for waterfalls.
The Viking and I continued on our waterfall search though, making sure to be extra careful in the deep snow, it was an adventure we won’t be forgetting anytime soon. There will be a full post about this waterfall later on, but for now here is a sneak peak.
Waterfall challenge completed!
Standing behind this beautiful waterfall, it was totally worthy the snowy hike!
And after this past weekends adventure I am even more in love with waterfalls. Since this is the month of love and all I am trying to convince my Viking we have to visit a new waterfall every weekend, we will see how this plan works.
Other hidden gems I discovered this weekend…
Just a fence line of bras, no big deal.
Like I said, this weekends adventure is one that the Viking and I won’t be forgetting anytime soon :)
Question of the Day?
What is your favorite kind of winter adventure? What are you loving lately?
I am super excited to be joining some lovely ladies for this months travel link up, all about love! Share what you love with us and link up below!