Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Svartifoss Waterfall, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. This iconic, 66 foot tall waterfall is marked by it’s dark vertical basalt columns which are the inspiration for, Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland’s largest church and one of its tallest man made structures.
Svartifoss translates to “Black Falls” in Icelandic.
Located in Vatnajökull National Park, Svartifoss is about a 45 minute, gradual uphill hike from the nearest parking area. The national park is home to Vatnajökull glacier, the largest subarctic glacier in Europe.
The Waterfall has an adjacent viewpoint from which you can admire its enchanting array of basalt columns. It is quite stunning and even haunting
During our visit to the national park, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a of the volcanic spires of Kristinartindar with a fantastic foreground of fall color. a beautiful fine art print of Kristinartindar can be viewed in my European Travel Gallery.