One of the largest waterfalls in northern Iceland Aldeyjarfoss is located on the Skjálfandafljót River, which flows through the ancient Báðardalshraun lava field. The waters of Aldeyjarfoss collapse from a height of 20 meters (66 ft), forming a bubbling and foaming basin in the shape of a bowl. In winter, the river stream breaks through the ice cap no less spectacularly. On both sides of the waterfall, there are rows of basalt columns, which were formed almost 10,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption and are part of the Báðardalshraun lava field (“hraun" means “lava" in Icelandic).
A stunning colorful waterfall with white turbulent streams of water, blue icy-cold pool underneath, and black rocks in the background make a strong impression, prompting you to take your camera and explore the waterfall from all possible angles. However, you can't get close to Aldeyjarfoss, instead -- only admire its beauty from the opposite rocks. Perhaps, it's the best view of the waterfall, who knows?