Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Skógar


Seljalandsfoss very beautiful 40 meter high waterfall on the river Seljalandsá. There is a foot path at the bottom of the cliff where you can walk behind the waterfall without getting wet. Unfortunately we don't yet have any photographs from behind the falls.


Skógafoss is one of the 20 or more waterfalls in Skógaá (Wood River). It is 60 meters high. Folklore relates that the settler at Skógar, Ţrasi, hid his gold box behind the falls.


The name Skógar refers to two farms, a school and an open air museum, near the Skógafoss waterfall.

The Skógar Folk Museum consists of a church, several farm houses from different periods in Icelandic history, and a modern building with exhibits.

The exhibit has countless antiquities and artifacts of everyday life in a farming and fishing society over several centuries, collected over more than 5 decades by the Owner/Curator Ţordur Tomasson (see photographs below). Among the antiquities is a brass handle said to have come from that box of gold when someone found it but could not hold on to the box itself as it fell back into the falls.

[jwz]Look carefully behind the left latice work for Ţordur Tomasson playing Anglican Church Hymns.[dwb]
Museum Owner/Curator Ţordur Tomasson.
While he was playing "Home on the Range", a local TV crew was filming it too. He had made an important discovery of an ancient Amulet. [cjs]
A two string plus drone instrument.[dwb]

Read about the Skógar Folk Museum.

Photo Credits:
[jwz] Jim Ziebol, [cjs] Carol Sundeen, [dwb] Dave Bray.

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