Viking legends fill the mountains and waterfalls of Iceland, and Skogafoss Waterfall takes no exception.

Legend says a treasure is hidden somewhere in the 200 foot tall, 82 foot wide cascade.

Þrasi Þórólfsson, the first Viking settler buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. (Visitors can walk behind the falls and listen to its tumbling torrent). Years later, the locals tried to find the unclaimed treasure, but were only able to grasp a ring on the treasure box’s side before it disappeared again.

The legend continues, the ring was affixed to a local church’s door, which is now housed in the local museum.

On sunny days, the misty waterfall casts a single or double rainbow into the surrounding countryside.

It was a cloudy day when I shot the below time lapse video, but none the less breathtaking.

Be sure to view it full screen and at 1080p.


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