Iceland’s Svartifoss National Geographic’s photo of the week
The Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland is one of Iceland’s iconic postcard images. Currently this Svartifoss photo by Giacomo Ciangottini (who has many more great Iceland photos) is NG’s photo of the week.
It is very easy for you to get to Svartifoss and take your own picture. The waterfall is only a 40 minute hike between two glaciers from the service center in Skaftafell (right here to be precise). It is one of the must sees in Skaftafell and Skaftafell is one of the must visit areas in Iceland.
You can find basalt column formations such as this all over Iceland.