8 of the Most impressive waterfalls in the world


Waterfalls are alluring! How often have we gone out of our way just to see and experience with all our senses a waterfall? These are some of the most beautiful waterfalls that we have visited. In some of them we have also swum, others were too cold and too savage for that. Have a look at some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

1. Iceland


Iceland has got so many waterfalls, that this one is not even considred one of the attractions of the country. We found it one of the loveliest (also of the smallest) in Iceland.

2. Iguacu Waterfall (Argentina & Brasil)


The Iguazu waterfalls are claimed to be one of the largest waterfalls in the world (together with Victoria and Niagara falls). The falls comprise over 275 cascades. Approximately half of the river’s flow falls into a long and narrow chasm called the Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo) which is U-shaped.

Drop: 82 metres
Width: 150 metres
Length: 700 metres
Entrance fee: 10 EUR in the Argentinian side; 12 EUR in the Brazilian side
Nearest locality: Puerto Iguazú (Argentina) and Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

3. Kuang Si Waterfall (Laos)


The Kuang Si Waterfall is located on the outskirts of Luang Prabang and, therefore, is very popular amongst locals and tourists alike. It is famous for its terraced cascades as well as its stunning turquoise-blue colour, caused by limestone particles of the rocks which are carried away by the water and reflect the light. Many tuk-tuk drivers will happily make a deal to take you there and wait for two or three hours before bringing you back to town.

Drop: 60 metres spread by different terraces
Entrance fee: 20,000 kip (less than 2 EUR)
Nearest locality: 29 Kilometres south of Luang Prabang

4. Champee Tat (Laos)


Champee is on the high end of our top list of waterfalls. This waterfall is located in the Bolaven Plateau, between Pakse and Paksong, opposite the equally famous twin Fane waterfalls, with their 120-metres-high cascade. The beauty of Champee has to do with its long gully that drops vertically to create a beautiful green pool where one can quietly bathe. As it is surrounded by green vegetation, it looks like a paradisiac waterfall.

Drop: 60 metres spread by different terraces
Entrance fee: 10,000 kip + 5,000 for the parking (About 1,30 EUR)
Nearest locality: 12 kilometres from Paksong.

5. Schéissendëmpel Waterfall (Luxembourg)


Beautifully located under a quaint bridge, the Schéissendëmpel Waterfall is the only cascade of the Black Ernz River, in Luxembourg. The best viewsof the falls are from the down the cascade from where one sees the lovely sandstone bridge and the three water flows.

Drop: 2 metres
Entrance fee: Free entrance
Nearest locality: Mullerthal

6. Skógafoss Waterfall (Iceland)


The Skógafoss is one of the most beautiful and biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Due to the amount of spray, the waterfall produces a rainbow often when there is sun. Access is easy.

Drop: 60 metres
Width: 25 metres
Entrance fee: Free entrance
Nearest locality: Ásólfsskáli

7. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (Iceland)


The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is located in the South Region in Iceland. This waterfall is a fall of the Seljalands River which has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. It has got the special feature of having a cabe behind the fall, which allows superb views from behind the fall.

Drop: 60 metres
Entrance fee: Free entrance
Nearest locality: Ásólfsskáli

8. Ribeira Graande Waterfall in Flores Island, Azores


When you are driving to Fajã Grande, and approaching the Ribeira do Ferreiro Waterfall, the very first drop that you see, standing alone on the wall, is the Ribeira Grande waterfall. We drove past this fall a couple of times, but, if you can choose, visit the waterfall after a day of strong rain, so that the water flow is even stronger. You can approach the waterfall at its bottom or from the top. Both views are impressive.

Drop: 180 metres
Entrance fee: Free entrance
Nearest locality: Fajã Grande

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