Haifoss is an amazingly tall waterfall cascading into the Fossa River below. With a 122m drop, Haifoss is the fourth largest waterfall in Iceland.

Located next another fall called Granni, Haifoss is in Iceland’s highland area, en route to Landmannalaugar and near to the amazing Valley of the Tears.1

Some 15 months after visiting Iceland, I still have strong recollections of this magnificent location, and how amazing it is to be able to walk right to the edge. It is important to take care—the sheer edge can sneak right up on you.

When there is so much landscape to take in, the challenge can often be of what to exclude to get a compelling composition.

For me the colourful plants in the foreground, the edges of the walls and the actual falls were important elements to give some impression of the depth, while the sky added some drama to the image.

I grappled a little with the idea of editing out the powerlines, but left them in not only for authenticity, but more importantly to show that as amazing as Iceland’s landscape is, it is not untouched by human progress. In fact, the combination of hydroelectric and geothermal power gives practically unlimited electricity to the people.

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Image Data

  • C: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
  • L: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4
  • E: Lightroom (CC)

  1. We visited these locations on a private photo tour with Kaspars Dzenis 


Photography enthusiastic, writer, hiker and diving geek from Canberra (and Sydney), Australia. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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