Aldeyjarfoss is a waterfall located at the northern end of the Highlands of Iceland. It is located in the middle of the Skjálfandafljót River, which flows from the Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland. Although not as well known as Goðafoss on the same river, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, cascading down through columnar basalt.
Highlands of Iceland
The land extending inland from Iceland at an altitude of over 400-500 meters above sea level is called the Highlands, and contains desolate rocky deserts where no grass or trees grow, as well as most of the glaciers that cover one-tenth of the country. The harsh, uninhabitable land is a treasure trove of spectacular scenery, including lakes and great valleys. The driving routes and hiking trails that open in the summer are popular with tourists.