Der Öxararfoss liegt in der Nähe von Reykjavik, der Hauptstadt Islands. Da er in einem Nationalpark ist, muss man etwas laufen, um ihn zu erreichen. Er ist aber sicherlich einer der schönsten „kleineren“ Wasserfälle Islands...
| 🏔 Öxararfoss, Island |
| 📷 Sony a6000 + Samyang 12mm |
When bae takes, "Hey take my picture in front of this waterfall" a little too literally 🤦🏼♀️😂
I love how this walkway leaves room for the rock- Icelanders are serious about making their beautiful country accessible to visitors without sacrificing the beauty itself 👏🏼
All countries should be inspired by the Icelandic pledge, which is posted everywhere for visitors to read:
I pledge to be a responsible tourist.
When I explore places I will leave them as I found them.
I will take photos to die for, without dying for them.
I will follow the road into the unknown, but never venture off the road.
And I will only park where I am supposed to.
When I sleep out under the stars, I'll stay within a campsite.
And when nature calls, I won't answer the call on nature.
I will be prepared for all weather, all possibilities, and all adventures. 🇮🇸
Day 1 first stop Öxarárfoss. This waterfall lies within the Almannagjá fault in Þingvellir National Park. Iceland is the only place where you can see the Mid Atlantic Ridge above sea level and I’ve always wanted to see it in person. Here’s to crossing another destination off my bucket list!
At the top of the hike in Þingvellir, we found Öxarárfoss, a waterfall that was man-made in the 9th century. Geologists discovered that the river Öxará was moved to channel water into the nearby ravine to provide for members and visitors of the original Icelandic parliament. The river’s name, Öxará, meaning ax, comes from the murder weapon in the story of an unstable troll who terrorized the area. Not to discredit the previous story about the troll, but we were informed that the water also changes to wine on New Year’s Eve. #Þingvellir#Öxarárfoss#waterfall#river#troll#iceland