Iceland’s Golden Circle: Faxi Waterfall

The Golden Circle region of Iceland is a famous tourist route from Reykjavik into central Iceland that includes natural wonders such as waterfalls and geysers along with historic sites within the Þingvellir National Park. This whole area is bountiful with great scenery and during my visit it was a snow-covered winter wonderland.

Sunrise in the Golden Circle Iceland
Sunrise in the Golden Circle
River scenery golden circle iceland
Late morning river scenery of the Golden Circle

Known as the “small falls” Faxi waterfall or Vatnsleysufoss on the Tungufljót River is an essential stop within the Golden Circle. The falls are not that high but are very wide and with a bit of winter sunshine make for a picturesque and peaceful stop.

Faxi Waterfall Iceland
Faxi Waterfall
Faxi Waterfall Iceland
The winter landscape and some sunshine makes for a stunning backdrop

These falls are just one of the many scenic wonders of the Golden Circle. Over the next few weeks I will post more on the landscape and attractions of this region. I think you will soon agree that Iceland is indeed a beautiful country.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I remember the visit, that was so slippery !

    1. Deano says:

      Ice is tricky at times! I wish I had known about those spring things people from the UK had strapped on their shoes – walked across the ice so easily!

      1. I bought some on amazon and it works well. But on snow, it’s not fabulous. It has to be icy.

      2. Deano says:

        Yeah they just seem to float over the ice on them

  2. Trevor James says:

    Dean you have posted some fantastic photo’s of Iceland

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