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15 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In Iceland (+Map)

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    Iceland waterfalls are incredibly beautiful, and that’s why this country has become famous for having some of the best falls in the world. The terrain is a perfect combination of rugged mountains and melting glaciers in the summer, so there are over 10,000 waterfalls here! I visited the country for a full month, and this is my list of some of the best waterfalls in Iceland, complete with an Iceland waterfalls map! This list is ordered chronologically, assuming you rent a car and drive the Ring Road in a counter clockwise direction, starting with the southern waterfalls first and then going in a full circle around the entire island, including a stop in the more remote Westfjords and Snaefellsnes Peninsula, until you end up back in western Iceland near Reykjavik. This is what I did on my trip to Iceland, and the driving was a bit exhausting, but the sights along the way were totally worth it! All of the waterfalls on this list are reachable with a normal 2WD car and/or a bit of hiking. Here’s an Iceland waterfalls map you can use to plan your trip. You can click the icons to get more info and directions for each point of interest, but keep in mind some of the locations on this map may be approximate. For more detailed information on how to get to each of the Iceland waterfalls on this map, you can check out my individual travel guides for each location. Seljalandsfoss is one of the first waterfalls you’ll see if you drive south on the Ring Road from Reykjavik. It’s also one of the most popular and photogenic waterfalls in Iceland. In the summer you can usually see lots of wildflowers and rainbows near Seljalandsfoss. When you’re done admiring the 60 meter (200 foot) falls from the front, you can also walk behind them for another perspective. Be careful with your electronics near the falls, because there’s a lot of mist! Waterproof clothes can be handy here. Seljalandsfoss is only 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Reykjavik, so it can easily be visited as a day trip, along with Skogafoss and some other nearby attractions. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall While you’re at Seljalandsfoss, don’t forget to visit the Gljufrabui waterfall too! This is a neat hidden waterfall that you can reach on a short 5 minute walk from Seljalandsfoss. The 40 meter (130 foot) falls are hidden inside of a cave, but you can get a closer look by either walking through the front opening of the cave OR climbing up above it and peering through an opening in the ceiling of the cave. The top of the cave is accessed by a little ladder on the hill near the front. It’s hard to miss. Inside the cave there’s an insane amount of mist and moisture, so I wouldn’t go in there without waterproof clothes and gear, or you’ll get very wet! Gljufrabui Waterfall Skogafoss is the waterfall that inspired me to visit Iceland — seriously. I saw a picture of this epic giant on the internet and decided I had to go. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of Skogafoss. Everything about it is perfect, from the black volcanic sand on the shore, to the solid sheet of water raining down between green cliffs that look like they came from a fantasy movie. Skogafoss Waterfall The size of Skogafoss (pronounced ‘skoa-foss’) is impressive too. It’s about 60 meters tall and 25 meters wide, making it one of the taller waterfalls in Iceland. This is a very powerful waterfall with a lot of mist, so during sunny days you can almost always see a big rainbow here. Waterproof clothes can be handy if you want to go take pictures near the waterfall. You WILL get drenched if you try to get within 30 meters of the falls! There’s an old Icelandic legend that says one of the first Viking settlers hid a treasure chest of gold behind the waterfall. Be sure to climb the 500 steps up to the viewing platform above the waterfall too! This gives you some other perspectives, including a nice top down view of the falls and cliffs. Skogafoss is about 150 kilometers (90 miles) from Reykjavik, so it can easily be done as a day trip, along with Seljalandsfoss and some other nearby attractions. This is a less known 30 meter (100 foot) tall waterfall near Skogafoss, but it’s easily one of the best waterfalls in Iceland. The short hike from Skogar to Kvernufoss is a scenic walking path through an incredible green canyon that looks like something out of Lord of the Rings. The hike to the falls is worth it just for the surroundings alone! Read More: Kvernufoss Waterfall Svartifoss is one of the most unique waterfalls in Iceland. The name means ‘black falls’ and it comes from the dark lava basalt columns surrounding the waterfall that look kind of like organ pipes. This waterfall requires a bit of hiking to see, but it’s pretty straightforward and only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. I’d rate it as pretty easy and the one way distance is only 1.5 kilometers (1 mile), although there is a bit of elevation gain (about 120 meters). Svartifoss may look small in photos, but it’s actually about 20 meters tall! The height is hard to appreciate without a person nearby to show the scale. Svartifoss Waterfall After you reach the falls, you can return the way you came, or else continue past the bridge and this will take you on a loop hike which includes a few other small waterfalls; they’re not as impressive as the main event, but you might as well pay them a quick visit on the way back! Svartifoss Waterfall is located in southeast Iceland, near the coast. From Reykjavik, you’ll drive east along the Ring Road (Route 1) until you reach Skaftafell, in the Vatnojokull National Park. Basalt rock columns at Svartifoss One cool fact is that the basalt rock columns at Svartifoss were an inspiration for the architectural design of Hallgrímskirkja Church, one of the well known landmarks in Reykjavik. Maybe it’s just me, but the rock columns also remind me of the patterns you see on Icelandic sweaters. The basalt columns are similar to the ones you can see at places like the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, or the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, USA. The combination of basalt columns with a waterfall is especially cool, and the only other place I can think of where you could see something similar (outside of Iceland) is Abiqua Falls in Oregon, USA. Hengifoss has to be one of the most incredible waterfalls in Iceland, although it does have some tough competition from Dynjandi and Haifoss. This waterfall looks like something from Mars. The big lines of red clay sandwiched between the rock layers give it such a bizarre, unbelievable look. It’s also the 2nd tallest waterfall in Iceland, at 130 meters (420 feet). Read More: Hengifoss Waterfall This is a waterfall you’ll hike past on your way to Hengifoss. Like Svartifoss (#5), this is another waterfall surrounded by weird looking basalt rock columns. Litlanesfoss may not be the biggest waterfall in Iceland at 30 meters tall, but it wins in uniqueness, and it’s a freebie if you’re already hiking to Hengifoss. Two incredible Iceland waterfalls in one short hike! Read More: Litlanesfoss Waterfall This is a great waterfall that looks kind of like a twin of Skogafoss, but much less crowded with tourists. Just like Skogafoss, it’s a big waterfall pouring down into a rocky stream, and you can do a short hike up to the top of the waterfall if you’d like. The major difference between Gufufoss and Skogafoss is that this one is more remote and MUCH less famous. Skogafoss usually has hundreds of visitors at any given time, but Gufufoss was completely empty when I went there. Gufufoss Waterfall This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs if you’re getting exhausted driving around the Ring Road. Gufufoss is located about 700 kilometers (430 miles) from Reykjavik, way off in eastern Iceland, but it’s a short detour from the Ring Road. If you’re coming from the little town of Seydisfjordur it’s a 5 minute drive, or a 45 minute walk with about 150 meters of elevation gain. It’s an uphill walk from town, but not super hard. There is some space to walk beside the road. You don’t need 4 wheel drive to visit Gufufoss; any 2 wheel drive vehicle can reach the parking lot, where it’s just a 5 minute walk to the waterfall. This is the most powerful waterfall in Europe and it’s fed by a huge glacial river. The chaos and sheer volume of water pouring through here is crazy to watch. Don’t go too close to the edge like I did! I couldn’t resist getting a better look. Dettifoss is about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of Akureyri, and only requires a 40 minute detour from the Ring Road, so it’s not difficult to visit if you make it over to eastern Iceland. The medieval leader of Iceland symbolically threw the old Norse idols into this waterfall when Iceland converted from paganism to Christianity. The name Godafoss comes from this story and it means ‘waterfall of the gods’. Godafoss is a group of falls joined together into one horseshoe shaped waterfall with awesome blue colors that look a bit unreal. It looks kind of like a mini Niagara Falls, doesn’t it? Godafoss is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Akureyri in northern Iceland. It’s right near the Ring Road, so it’s a no-brainer to visit if you’re in eastern Iceland! This is one of the biggest and most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. It looks like a thousand little waterfalls combined into one huge waterfall flowing over the rocks. The height is 100 meters and it is LOUD. You can hear it from the parking lot, almost a kilometer away. Dynjandi is located in the Westfjords, making it one of the more remote waterfalls on this list. It’s about 360 kilometers (220 miles) north of Reykjavik, and you have to drive on some steep and scary roads in the fjords, but it’s still possible to reach it with any 2WD rental vehicle. If you’re feeling up for the challenge of getting there, this really is one of the best waterfalls in Iceland. Can you see tiny me in the picture below? Kirkjufellsfoss is a classic waterfall in west Iceland, on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Nothing screams ‘Iceland’ quite like this place. The name means “church mountain falls” and it comes from the peak in the background that’s shaped kind of like a church. Personally I think the mountain looks more like a wizard hat, which would be fitting because this location also looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings. Either way, I love this spot. If you’re planning to visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (which you should), then be sure to add this waterfall to your list! It’s a 2.5 hour drive to get here from Reykjavik, but I think it’s very worthwhile, especially if you combine it with some other sights in the Peninsula. From the parking lot, it’s just a 5 minute walk to the falls. Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall I think Bruarfoss wins the award for the bluest waterfall in Iceland, and possibly the bluest waterfall anywhere in the world. It’s a pretty simple waterfall running into a crevice in the rocks, but you have to admire the colors of the black volcanic rocks mixed with the perfect blue glacier water. It’s just unreal. The falls were closed briefly because of a land dispute, but they’ve re-opened again! Bruarfoss is located about 95 kilometers (60 miles) from Reykjavik, and the drive takes roughly 1.5 hours. From the parking lot, it’s a short and easy walk to the bridge overlooking the falls. Bruarfoss Waterfall Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle, one of the most popular tourist routes in Iceland. This is a big 2-step waterfall that has a bunch of different viewpoints above and next to the falls. The name means ‘golden falls’ in the Icelandic language, and this huge waterfall is fed by the melting Lángjökull glacier. Gullfoss Waterfall Gullfoss is only a 1.5 hour drive from Reykjavik, so that’s partly why it’s one of the most famous falls in the country. From the parking area, it’s a short 10-15 minute walk down to the falls, so you don’t have to do any hiking. Because of the crowds, this isn’t my favorite waterfall in Iceland, but the fact that it’s easier to get to it does make it more appealing. It’s definitely worth a visit! Above the falls If you’re visiting Iceland in the winter, Gullfoss is still open and easy to visit. The roads are well kept. There’s an upper and lower viewpoint that stays open in the winter, but the path to the lower viewpoint can be icy and slippery, so you might want crampons if you go down there. The last viewpoint directly on top of Gullfoss Waterfall is closed during the winter, but you can still get some nice views from the earlier viewpoints. Near the falls Haifoss is easily one of my favorite waterfalls in the whole country of Iceland, but it’s also one of the harder ones to reach. Don’t let that hold you back! The main waterfall is 120 meters (400 feet) tall, making it the 3rd tallest waterfall in Iceland. There’s also a second (huge) waterfall running into the same canyon, which is a pretty impressive canyon in itself. The resulting panoramic views you can get here are mind blowing. Read More: Haifoss Waterfall I hope you were helped by this map and list of the best waterfalls in Iceland.

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    Exploring the Majestic Niagara Falls: A Gateway to Natural Wonder

    # Introduction. Nestled between the borders of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls stands as one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on Earth. With its thundering cascades and mesmerizing mist, it attracts millions of visitors each year. This blog post will take you through the splendor and spectacle of Niagara Falls, providing insights into what makes this destination a must-visit location for travelers. # A Historical Perspective. Niagara Falls has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Indigenous peoples revered the falls for their natural beauty and spiritual significance. European explorers first documented the falls in the 17th century, with French explorer Samuel de Champlain providing one of the earliest accounts. Over the centuries, Niagara Falls has transformed from a natural wonder into a bustling tourist destination, complete with attractions, hotels, and entertainment options that cater to millions of visitors each year. # The Three Waterfalls. Niagara Falls is not just one, but three separate waterfalls: the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are located on the U.S. side, while the Horseshoe Falls straddle the border between both countries. Each of these falls offers a unique perspective and experience. The Horseshoe Falls, with its distinctive curved shape, is the largest and most powerful, offering a breathtaking view from various points in both Canada and the United States. # Attractions and Activities. Visitors to Niagara Falls have no shortage of activities to enjoy. On the Canadian side, journey behind the falls to witness the thunderous waters from a series of tunnels and observation decks. Take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist to get up close and personal with the cascading torrents, feeling the refreshing spray on your face. For the adventurous, the Whirlpool Aero Car offers stunning views of the churning rapids below. Additionally, the Skylon Tower provides a panoramic view of the falls and the surrounding area, perfect for capturing unforgettable moments. # Nature and Wildlife. Beyond the falls themselves, the Niagara region is rich in natural beauty and biodiversity. The Niagara Gorge, carved by the relentless flow of the river, is a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, located on the Canadian side, offers a vibrant experience with thousands of fluttering butterflies. Birdwatchers can also enjoy spotting various species, such as peregrine falcons and bald eagles, that make their home in the vicinity of the falls. # A Culinary Experience. No trip to Niagara Falls is complete without indulging in its culinary delights. The region boasts a burgeoning food and wine scene, with numerous farm-to-table restaurants and vineyards in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake. Savor local specialties such as icewine, a unique dessert wine produced from grapes frozen on the vine. The diverse array of dining options ensures that every taste preference is catered to, making for a truly satisfying gastronomic journey. # Conclusion. Niagara Falls is not just a destination; it is an experience that encapsulates the beauty and power of nature. From its rich history and magnificent waterfalls to the plethora of activities and natural splendor in the surrounding area, Niagara Falls promises an unforgettable adventure. Whether you are seeking thrills, relaxation, or simply a chance to marvel at one of the world's most famous natural landmarks, Niagara Falls offers something for everyone. Be sure to add this iconic destination to your travel bucket list and let the magic of Niagara captivate your senses. .

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    Tumpak Sewu Waterfall: Thousand Falls In Java Indonesia

    Tumpak Sewu waterfall is becoming famous as one of the most amazing waterfalls in East Java, and it may even be the coolest waterfall in all of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. This thing is called a waterfall, but it’s more like a thousand waterfalls put together, which is why the name loosely translated from the local Java language means ‘many waterfalls.’ These falls thunder down into a horseshoe shaped jungle ravine that looks like something right out of Jurassic Park. The end result is an unmissable natural wonder! Tumpak Sewu is easy to visit if you’re on the way to Mount Bromo. This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go! Your first stop at Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is a panorama point which serves as the main overlook, where you can see the falls from above. This is an awesome viewpoint, especially if you have a drone to send up even higher. No hiking is required to see Tumpak Sewu from the overlook, which is just a short little walk from the parking area. The waterfall is super photogenic and it’s easy to see how it became known as the ‘thousand waterfalls’ of East Java. With a drone, you can even see the Mount Semeru volcano in the background, or if you use a drone to look straight down at the waterfall in the ravine it looks like a tree of life shape. From the viewpoint, there are two different paths to hike down to the waterfall, but the path on the Lumajang (east) side seems to be easier and safer. Don’t stay at the overlook too long, because you still have to see the waterfall from below! The best lighting for this is early in the morning before the sun gets high, otherwise taking the right photos can be more of a challenge. Head down the path for about 20 minutes to reach the bottom of the ravine. The path is mostly bamboo steps with bamboo railings, and it’s a little sketchy in spots, but nothing too terrible. Just proceed carefully. If you have kids and older folks in your party, they can probably do this section of the hike too, although you’ll want to go slowly and give them a hand. Once you reach the bottom of the ravine, you’re only a 5-10 minute walk away from the main event. The towering walls on either side of the ravine let you know how tiny you are, and how epic things are about to get. Tumpak Sewu Waterfall from below There’s one shallow stream to cross, with a small bridge covering part of it. Cross the bridge, round the corner, and prepare to have your mind blown by the epic sight! This is when the scale hits you for the first time and you can’t help but feel ant-like. There are a lot of good photo spots next to the waterfall, but be aware that the rocks are very slippery and any electronics you bring within 100 meters of the falls WILL get soaked. I’d recommend bringing a dry bag to keep your camera, drone, or other electronics safe between photo sessions here. Enjoy and be safe! Overall, the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is one of our favorite sights in Indonesia. These truly are the ‘thousand waterfalls’ of East Java! On the way back from Tumpak Sewu, there’s a second waterfall in the same ravine called Goa Tetes, that you can visit on a loop hike that takes you back to the parking area. Walk down the ravine for about 5 to 10 minutes and you’ll see a nice waterfall with an orange rock wall. Keep going and you’ll hike past a series of caves and falls flowing down the rocks. If you have time to explore, some of these caves make for really neat photo ops. Goa Tetes Waterfall Another view at Goa Tetes Be careful, because the rocks here are VERY wet and slippery. Don’t try to keep your feet dry, it’s impossible. Just keep three points of contact and again, put your electronics in a dry bag in case you fall on your butt and get soaked. At the end of the falls, there’s another bamboo foot path leading up and out of the ravine. When you reach the top of the ravine, hang a left and walk back to the Tumpak Sewu parking area. Voilà, you’ve completed the loop! Two awesome waterfalls in one hike! There are two entrance fees at Tumpak Sewu, and a third fee if you visit Goa Tetes waterfall. These are the current entrance fees, but they may go up as the waterfalls get more popular and people start to flock here. Tumpak Sewu waterfall is located in the Lumajang regency, which is in East Java, Indonesia. The nearest airport is in the city of Malang (MLG), which has direct flights from Bali (DPS), or you can reach Malang easily by train from Yogyakarta, which is what we did. Another option is to visit Tumpak Sewu on a long day trip from Surabaya (SUB), which has an international airport. You can shop for flights to Malang or Surabaya at Skyscanner. Driving time to the waterfall from Malang is about 2 hours, or from Surabaya it’s closer to 4 hours. I wouldn’t recommend using a scooter for this trip unless you’re experienced, especially since it involves long distances and driving in the dark. The best way to visit the waterfalls is with a car and driver on a day trip from Malang, and this gives you time to visit 3 amazing waterfalls in one day — Tumpak Sewu, Kabut Pelangi, and Kapas Biru. See below for more details. The local Javanese names for this waterfall are Coban Sewu or Air Terjun Tumpak Sewu. You can use either of these names if you get lost and need directions. The locals will be happy to help! Yes, Tumpak Sewu is currently open for tourists as of 2024! The waterfall was briefly closed because of heavy rain and flooding in July 2023, but both observation decks are open above the waterfall now, so you can see it from either the west side (Malang) or the east side (Lumajang). I’ll continue to update this travel guide as I get more information. You can also check for more updates in Bahasa Indonesia on their official Instagram page. Klook has a high-rated Tumpak Sewu private tour starting from Malang that includes the Goa Tetes waterfall. They also have a Tumpak Sewu private tour that starts from Surabaya and includes a visit to the rainbow village in Malang. We’ve used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’re great. Highly recommended! The best place to base yourself for these waterfalls is Malang. There are lots of good restaurants and hotels to choose from, and the city is easily accessible from Bali or Yogyakarta. We stayed at the OYO 353 hotel in Malang and it was only 210k Rupiah ($15 USD) for a clean double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and 30 Mbps WiFi. The value was insane! We will definitely come back. Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal. We stayed here at the OYO 353 hotel and it was only $15 USD for a clean double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and 30 Mbps WiFi. Incredible value! .

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    10-Day Bali Itinerary & Nusa Penida Highlights

    Bali has such an amazing variety of things to see and do: jungles, temples, markets, beaches, waterfalls, green rice paddies, and so much more. And if you ever get bored exploring the main island of Bali, there are a bunch of smaller islands nearby like Nusa Penida, with its huge cliffs, scenic coastlines, and great snorkeling opportunities. This 10-day Bali itinerary will guide you through some of the unmissable highlights of the island, starting in the cultural center of Ubud and ending in the beach-filled Bukit Peninsula (also known as the Uluwatu area), along with a few days exploring the top gems on Nusa Penida island! To give some background on this Bali itinerary, my wife is Balinese and we always stay here between our other travels. It’s her home, and my second home, so we’ve spent countless days exploring the island. Some Bali itineraries will tell you to split up your trip and try to spend 2 days in every area of the island. I think that’s crazy, because it’s not enough time to ‘put down roots’ or get familiar with an area, and constantly switching hotels will cut into how much sightseeing time you have! Hence, this Bali itinerary spends 5 days based in Ubud (near the center of the island), 3 days in neighboring Nusa Penida island, and 2 days based in the Uluwatu area (south Bali). This gives you a good setup for exploring sights in central/north Bali, the south peninsula, and a lot of the best things in Penida. For most of the sights on this Bali itinerary, you will need transportation. It’s easy to rent a scooter in Bali, or you can hire a private car with driver for 10 hours of sightseeing. This entire Bali itinerary takes place on Bali island and its smaller neighboring island of Nusa Penida. Fly to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Bali, which is served by a bunch of budget friendly airlines with good ratings. AirAsia often has flights from Singapore (SIN), Bangkok (DMK), or Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Bali for 1 million IDR ($70 USD) or less. Better yet, if you’re located in Australia or New Zealand, you can fly directly to Bali through a number of international airports like Adelaide, Cairns, or Perth, and the costs will be similar. You can shop for flights to Bali at Skyscanner. When you arrive in Bali, take an airport transfer by private taxi to Ubud (you can book this in advance on GetYourGuide). Check in to your hotel in Ubud, and get rested up for the tropical adventure ahead! First things first: the monkeys! Swing by the famous Ubud monkey forest for a funny experience getting your pic taken with the Balinese macaques. There are hundreds of them living in the jungle here, and they’re (mostly) friendly to outsiders. Just up the street from the monkey forest, you’ll find the Ubud art market. It’s full of interesting handmade souvenirs like wood carvings, paintings, coconut bowls, rattan hats and bags, and everything else you can imagine. Feel free to haggle for lower prices, because some of the sellers here start a bit on the high side. On the street corner is this fancy palace from the 1800s, with amazing Balinese stone carvings and courtyards. It’s a quick stop (15 minutes) but very worthwhile! Across the street from the Ubud palace, with just a 3 minute walk you’ll find Saraswati Temple. This one has elaborate doors and walls that make for some great photo spots. Where To Stay In Ubud: Adiwana Unagi (Luxury) or Umah Dajane (Budget) Ubud Monkey Forest Ubud Art Market Ubud Palace Saraswati Temple Bali’s most famous rice terraces are at Tegalalang, just a 15 minute drive north of Ubud. There are foot paths to walk through the whole valley and see the terraces up close. For some reason this is one of the least known temples in Bali, even though it’s one of the most scenic (IMO) and easy to reach from Ubud. It has a nice koi pond, garden, and courtyards to explore, and it’s only a 5 minute drive north from Tegalalang. Tirta Empul is the most famous temple in the Tegalalang area, and one of the most famous in Bali. Tourists and locals alike come here to bathe in the Hindu spring. Even if that’s not your thing, you might enjoy the interesting buildings and the big art market nearby. This is a hidden temple and archaeological site more than 1,000 years old, where you can see ancient funeral shrines carved into the cliffs. It’s a fascinating piece of Bali’s history. By this point you might be feeling templed out. If not, head over to Goa Gajah, a weird looking cave temple from the 9th century. It’s got one of the craziest doorways you’ll see in Bali. Tegalalang Rice Terraces Gunung Kawi Sebatu Water Temple Tirta Empul Temple Gunung Kawi Temple Goa Gajah Temple The Bangli area has lots of great waterfalls and it’s not far from Ubud. Start with Goa Giri Campuhan waterfall, in the north. This one is hidden and you have to sneak through a couple of cool caves to reach it. This is a unique looking waterfall and swimming hole at the bottom of a big ravine in the jungle. It’s a steep hike down, but you can cool off in the natural pools at the bottom. Tibumana used to be a secret waterfall, but it’s exploded in the last couple years and now every Instagrammer comes here. It’s still worth a visit! This is another free waterfall just 500 meters from the entrance to Tibumana. It’s a small 2-step waterfall with no crowds, and you can reach it in 5-10 minutes. Watch out for slippery rocks! Goa Rang Reng has 3 different waterfalls, but my favorite is the first one, a big sloped cascade that looks like a natural Slip N Slide. Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall Kuning Waterfall Tibumana Waterfall Taman Sari Waterfall Goa Rang Reng Waterfall Drive 2 hours north of Ubud to Sekumpul, one of the biggest and best waterfalls in Bali. The jungle surroundings and rice terraces here are completely epic — sure to be one of the highlights of your time in Bali. This triple waterfall is a free bonus on the same hike. You can reach it with just a 10 minute walk from the Sekumpul waterfall. This pagoda temple in the middle of a lake is one of the most iconic photo spots in Bali. Even cooler is the fact that the lake it sits on is a former caldera (volcanic crater), and it’s the 2nd biggest lake in Bali. You might not see this place on many Bali itineraries, but we loved it and it’s very close to the lake temple. Some of the trees and plants here look like they’re straight out of Jurassic Park. The highlight is a huge Banyan tree that may be hundreds of years old. Drive south to Jatiluwih, where you’ll find some of the biggest and best rice fields in Bali. Take one of the trekking paths through the rice terraces and enjoy the views! Sekumpul Waterfall Fiji Waterfall Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Bedugul Botanic Garden Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Hire a private driver for day 5 and head south from Ubud to Sanur, checking out some places on the way. First stop: Mas wood carving village. Balinese wood carvings are some of the best in Southeast Asia, and the carvers at Mas are known for being top notch. Warning though, some of these can be very pricey. Research and haggle before you buy. This is a small park with hundreds of butterflies, but the best part is getting to hold an Atlas Moth, the biggest moth in the world. They also have giant stick bugs from Borneo. Tegenungan is the busiest and most touristy waterfall in Bali. Don’t go here to escape the crowds, but it’s still a nice spot for lunch, and you’ll be driving past it anyway! This park has more than 1,000 birds and reptiles ranging from tropical parrots to Komodo dragons. The grounds have an ancient ‘Angkor Wat’ theme that fits perfectly with the wildlife, and everything is very well managed. If the bird park’s not your thing, you can swap this with Batuan Temple (which is also nearby). Drive the rest of the way to the Sanur area (20-30 minutes from the bird park) and check in to your next hotel. Get rested up and ready for the morning boat crossing to Nusa Penida island! Where To Stay In Sanur: Andaz (Luxury) or Blanjong Homestay (Budget) Balinese Wood Carvings Kemenuh Butterfly Park Tegenungan Waterfall Bali Bird Park Get up early and take a morning boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida. The journey by speedboat only takes about 45 minutes or so. Once you arrive in Penida, hire a scooter or meet up with your Nusa Penida driver and get started sightseeing! Start the day off at this epic cliff spot, one of the most photogenic and popular views anywhere in Bali. If you’re up for a real challenge, hike down to the beach and back up, but bring plenty of water! Just a short distance from the famous Kelingking cliff is this alternate viewpoint with a lot less crowds. It’s very easy to visit and only adds a few minutes to your Bali itinerary! This is another cliff spot that most tours pass up. If you’re interested, there’s a steep trail down to the bottom, where you can chill in a nice natural pool. This is a hidden gem, a very short hike with a great payoff. Follow the stairs down to the west edge of the cliffs and you’ll get an amazing view of the doughnut shaped Banah rock and the white cliffs. End the day with a trek down to Tembeling Beach. You can do the whole hike on foot, or hire a motorcycle taxi to take you down and back up. There’s a refreshing natural pool at the bottom, and a sea cave that opens up to a view of the huge cliffs above. Where To Stay In Penida: MAUA Hotel (Luxury) or Unicorn Bungalow (Midrange) Speedboat from Bali to Nusa Penida Kelingking Beach Paluang Cliff Pererenan Cliff Banah Cliff Point Tembeling Beach Day 7 is about incredible beaches. Enjoy the views of Diamond Beach from the overlook, and then walk the stairs down to the white sand. I think this is one of the most amazing beaches in the world. Just a 2 minute walk from Diamond Beach is another one called Atuh Beach. This one may not be as ‘Instafamous’ but it’s still a great place to relax on the sand and get some food and drinks. This group of 3 wooden tree houses sits right next to Diamond Beach, just a 5 minute drive away. It’s an epic location and you can even stay the night in one of the tree houses if you want! This is a nice pull off spot you can hit on the drive north from the Diamond Beach area. The cone shaped ‘Teletubby’ hills are best seen shortly after the rainy season, when they’re a bright green color. This is a Hindu temple inside of a big cave. You have to crawl through a tiny opening in the rock to access it, but the inside is way bigger than you might expect. It’s fascinating, and a nice change of pace from the other things on this itinerary. Diamond Beach Atuh Beach Rumah Pohon Treehouse Teletubbies Hill Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple Wake up early for a 2-3 hour snorkeling tour on the west side of the island. Shared tours cost about 150k IDR per pax and this can be arranged with Nusa Penida Explorer (☎ +62 818-0533-3747). You’ll see rainbow corals, nemo fish, and maybe some manta rays and turtles if you’re lucky! Back on the road again! This is a multicolored tide pool that you can swim and soak in when the tide is low. Just watch out for high tide, because it can be risky here when the waves get really big. This is another natural wonder: a horseshoe shaped bay carved out of the coastline. Sometimes you can even see manta rays floating around here on the surface of the ocean. This is a nice sunset beach with easy access, lots of sunbeds, and lined with food and drink shacks. Perfect place to wind down after a whirlwind tour of Penida island! Head back to the harbor and take an evening boat from Nusa Penida back to Sanur. Once you arrive in Bali, drive south to the Uluwatu area and check in to your new hotel to prepare for the next leg of this Bali itinerary. Snorkeling Gamat Bay Angel’s Billabong Broken Beach Crystal Bay Speedboat back to Bali from Nusa Penida Head over to the southwest coast of Bali and check out Balangan, a beach with soft white sand. There’s also a cliff above the beach, where you can get amazing views of the blue water and the coastline. Even though this beach is hidden at the bottom of a cliff, it’s a popular spot and it can get pretty crowded by noon. It has nice white sand, good surfing, and more monkeys! Everything you need for a good time. This is a beach hidden in a cave, but my favorite part is the restaurant above, where you can grab drinks with a great view of the cliffs along the coast. This temple sits on the edge of a big cliff and it’s one of the most popular places in Bali to watch the sunset. Hide your sunglasses! The monkeys at Uluwatu Temple are known for trying to snatch anything they can. Where To Stay In Uluwatu: Green Escape Resort (Luxury) or Tempekan Hotel (Midrange) Padang Padang Beach Suluban Beach restaurant Uluwatu Temple This is another steep cliff near Uluwatu, except with way less people and no safety fences to block your view of the waves crashing on the rocks below. It’s a nice quick stop for day 10 of your Bali itinerary. Nunggalan is one of my favorite beaches in Bali. It’s an exhausting hike down the cliffs, but you’re rewarded with a huge beach mostly to yourself, and there’s even a cool shipwreck for taking photos. Green Bowl is another nice white sand beach with a couple of big caves, and it’s also a great spot to watch the sunset. The only catch is that it requires going down more steep stairs. Oneeighty is the coolest club in Bali, with an epic glass pool that sits on the edge of a cliff. The pool is part of a luxury hotel, but for a fee you can use the pool all day and that includes a food and beverage credit. Great place to wrap up your Bali trip! Karang Boma cliff Nunggalan Beach shipwreck Green Bowl Beach Oneeighty Cliff Pool I hope this Bali itinerary was helpful for planning your own trip. Don’t forget to check out my full Bali Travel Guide and Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, info, photos, and more! The Kayon Resort Adiwana Unagi Suites Pondok Serayu Umah Dajane Guesthouse If you want to explore Bali in the comfort and safety of a private car with a driver, my top recommendation would be GetYourGuide. Their price is 675k Rupiah ($47 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That’s the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It’s a great deal. You can also hire your Nusa Penida private driver through this company. We’ve used GetYourGuide for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’re great! Highly recommended. The best time to visit Bali depends on what you’re looking for: ☁ Bali’s rainy season runs from November to April. The weather during the day can be hot and humid at 90-95 °F (32-35 °C), but it’s less crowded during this time, and the rain is mostly at night. ☀ From May to August, the temps are a lot cooler, and it’s more breezy and sunny. This is the nicest weather. It’s also the high season, so it’s generally more crowded. The sights on this Bali itinerary are spectacular at any time of the year, but I personally think the best months for photography are March to May (right after the rainy season ends), when most of the island is covered with green foliage. .

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    How To Do The Haifoss Waterfall Hike In Iceland

    The Haifoss Waterfall hike was easily one of my favorite falls in the whole country of Iceland, but I almost skipped it completely! Háifoss is one of the harder waterfalls to reach, and I only had a 2 wheel drive vehicle on my trip, which limited my ability to get through the bad roads there, but thankfully it’s possible to reach on foot. This page will explain how to get to Haifoss with OR without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Read on! The main waterfall at Háifoss is 120 meters (400 feet) tall, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland. There’s also a second (huge) waterfall running into the same canyon, which is a pretty impressive canyon in itself. The resulting panoramic views you can get here are mind blowing! Visiting the Háifoss falls generally requires a 4WD vehicle (which I didn’t have), so I decided to park and hike to the falls, despite the lack of info on this back when I visited. I almost had to turn back halfway through my hike because a big storm was coming in, but then it went away (Icelandic weather is random like that), and I was able to continue. As of 2024, the road to Háifoss is still very rough and full of big potholes, so it requires a 4WD vehicle with a lot of clearance, or else a bit of hiking. Don’t let this hold you back. Haifoss is without a doubt one of the best waterfalls in Iceland. The full hiking directions can be found below. Haifoss is located in west Iceland, near the highlands. With a 4WD vehicle and high clearance, you can drive directly to the waterfall parking area and no hiking is needed. Still, the drive takes 2.5 to 3 hours from Reykjavik because of the spotty road conditions. With a 2WD vehicle it’s still possible to visit Haifoss, but it’s a bit more complicated. You will need to drive to Gljásteinn Hólaskógur Hostel, park your vehicle there, and hike the rest of the way to the waterfall. This hostel is the closest you can safely park to the waterfall with a 2WD vehicle. I would NOT recommend driving past the hostel with a 2WD vehicle. The road becomes extremely rough and there’s a good chance you might damage your 2WD rental car if you keep going. I saw fresh vehicle parts scattered along the road. From the hostel parking lot, the one way distance is about 5.7 kilometers (3.5 miles) on the mostly flat road, and with a decent pace it will take about 1 to 1.5 hours to hike to the waterfall. It’s not too bad doing this as a hike, but you’ll want to get an early start. I stayed overnight in the hostel parking lot (with their permission), and then hiked to Haifoss the next morning. Just check with the hostel to see if that’s still okay. .

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    Exploring the Majestic Niagara Falls: A Gateway to Natural Wonder

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    Exploring the Majestic Niagara Falls: A Gateway to Natural Wonder

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    Exploring the World's Most Stunning Beaches

    # Introduction. Beaches are the quintessential symbol of relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. They offer a blend of golden sands, tranquil waters, and stunning scenery that is unmatched by any other destination. Whether you’re looking to unwind under the sun, ride the waves, or explore marine life, beaches around the world beckon travelers with their unique allure. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey to some of the most breathtaking beaches around the globe. # The Serenity of Maldives. The Maldives, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, is renowned for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. The archipelago consists of 26 atolls featuring over a thousand coral islands. Vacationers can indulge in luxurious overwater bungalows, engage in vibrant snorkeling expeditions, and savor the serene ambiance. Beaches like Fulhadhoo and Veligandu Island Beach are perfect for those seeking seclusion and unparalleled beauty. # Picture-Perfect Santorini. Santorini, Greece, is synonymous with picturesque landscapes and unique volcanic beaches. The island's Red Beach, named for its startlingly red volcanic sands, offers a striking contrast against the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. For a more traditional experience, the black sand beaches of Kamari and Perissa provide a unique setting complemented by the island’s iconic white-washed buildings and stunning sunsets. # The Vibrant Shores of Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches in Rio de Janeiro are among the most famous beaches in the world. These stretches of sand are vibrant hubs of activity, where visitors can immerse themselves in the energetic Brazilian culture. From sunbathing and beach volleyball to samba music and lively nightlife, these beaches offer a dynamic and unforgettable experience. The scenic backdrop of granite mountains and lush greenery only adds to their charm. # The Untouched Beauty of Seychelles. Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, boasts some of the most unspoiled beaches on the planet. Anse Source d'Argent on La Digue Island is often cited as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, thanks to its unique granite boulders, shallow turquoise waters, and soft white sands. Visitors can explore the vibrant underwater life with snorkeling and diving or simply relax in the serene surrounds of this tropical haven. # The Surfer’s Paradise of Australia. Australia’s Gold Coast is a mecca for surfers from around the world. Beaches like Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads offer some of the best waves and facilities for both novice and seasoned surfers. Beyond surfing, these beaches feature golden sands and bustling beach towns with vibrant nightlife, markets, and numerous dining options. The Australian coastline’s natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle make it a top destination for beach enthusiasts. # Conclusion. From the tranquil sands of the Maldives to the energetic shores of Rio de Janeiro, the world’s beaches offer something for every traveler. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, each beach provides a unique experience that adds to the allure of travel. So pack your sunscreen, grab your beach towel, and embark on a journey to explore these stunning coastal paradises. Each visit promises not just a picturesque setting, but memories that will last a lifetime.
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