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Flashback Friday Wondrous Waterfalls (Iceland edition)

I think we can all agree that waterfalls are pretty amazing, no matter their size or power. I get equal delight seeing a falling stream as I do standing before the roar of a massive cascade. The view of a waterfall has been the entire reason for most of my hikes and many, many roadstops and tours. Amongst the many waterfalls I have enjoyed, I've found respite beside my local favourite, Brandywine Falls and I have been awed by Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. I made ATB#2 wait while I watched the entire Reversing Falls process in Saint John, New Brunswick. I've watched wildlife beside jungle falls in Central and South America and clambered along Dunns River Falls in Jamaica. It's rare to be charged a fee, so waterfalls are perfect for the budget traveller. Today's Flashback looks at Iceland, home to some of the best waterfalls in the world. When Mady and I started our Icelandic roadtrip, we eagerly pointed out every waterfall and stopped to take photos at every opportunity.... which was several times each hour. Within days, we had created a rating system to decide whether it met our whimsical and inconsistent standards for stopping. "Ahh, that's only a 2", we'd say, "we'll wait for a 5".

Today's Flashback introduces you to my top 5 Icelandic Waterfalls or "Foss", each of which was judged to be at least a 7 on the Waterfall Scale.


After spending several days exploring the area surrounding Reykjavik, we picked up our campervan and hit the Ring Road. First, we visited