There’s scenic waterfalls all across Europe – some are easy to get to, others a little harder. From famous falls to ones that are a little less known, these are the seven spectacular waterfalls in Europe that you need to see at least once.
Legend has it that waterfalls make us happy, they are said to increase our bodies’ production of serotonin, which relieves stress and depression, and boosts our energy and happiness! As if we need any more excuses to go stand under these beauties…
Here are seven of the most spectacular waterfalls in Europe…
Spectacular Waterfalls In Europe
1. Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland
You’ll find Goðafoss waterfall along the river Skjálfandafljót in north Iceland, the fourth largest river in the country. This is easily one of the prettiest waterfalls in Iceland, with a name that means either waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the ‘goði’ (priest/ chieftain).
2. Staubbach Falls, Switzerland
Standing at a height of nearly 300 meters, Staubbach Falls is the third highest waterfall in Switzerland. Located in the Lauterbrunnen valley, Staubbach Falls is just one of 72 (!) waterfalls in the valley.
The backdrop of the cliff with the charming village right in front of the water makes this look like something out a fairytale…
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3. Salto del Nervion, Spain
Cascada del Nervion or Salto del Nervión is the highest single-drop waterfall in Spain with a single drop of 222 meters.
This waterfall is on the border of the Burgos and Álava provinces. To reach this waterfall, it’s just a short walk 3.2km along a flat path. An easy effort to see such a beautiful sight.
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4. Falls of Foyers, Scotland
The Fall of Foyers is a waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds into the shores of the famous Loch Ness.
The river foyers drop a spectacular 140 feet into the gorge and the water cascades into a rock amphitheater. This waterfall has been described as a “horrid caldron” when poet Robert Burns visited in 1787. We think it’s anything but horrid…
Photo via jimmynewby
5. Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland
Powerscourt is Ireland’s highest waterfall standing at a height of 121 meters, located in beautiful parkland at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.
The Waterfall is known for its fauna and flora, the Sika Deer can be found roaming around and it’s surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch, and Pine trees some of which were planted over 200 years ago.
6. Kjelfossen, Norway
Kjelfossen is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway. Near the village of Gudvangen, it falls at a total height of 705 meters and is listed as the 18th tallest waterfall in the world!
Seeing these falls is a must-do experience when you’re exploring Norway.
Photo via linduuc
7. Krimml Waterfalls, Austria
The Krimml Waterfalls stands a total height of 380 meters and is the highest waterfall in Austria. There’s just something magical about all green pine trees that surround the gushing falls.
It is a tiered waterfall and descents downwards in three stages, it begins at the top of the Krimmler Ache valley. The highest point of the waterfall is 1,470 meters above sea level.
Photo via magda.nowacka_photo
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