The most beautiful waterfalls in Europe

The most beautiful waterfalls in Europe

The best of European waterfalls

If you love waterfalls go to to Norway or Iceland in Europe. Here are the most beautiful waterfalls not only in Europe but also around the world. Many beautiful waterfalls are also found in Alpine countries, especially in Switzerland. You can find beautiful karst waterfalls again in the Balkan countries

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Dettifoss waterfall
65.815, -16.385
325 m / 1 066 ft

#1 Dettifoss waterfall

Europe's mightiest waterfall

Waterfall Dettifoss (100 m wide, 44 m high) in river Jökulsá is most massive European waterfall. Only a few hundred meters further down the basalt columns falls the smaller Selfoss and t Dettifoss Waterfall (100 meters wide, 44 meters high) on the river Jökulsá at the deserted north of Iceland is Europe's most massive waterfall. Only a few hundred meters further down is the smaller Selfoss waterfall and two kilometers further south to look out of the Hefragilsfoss waterfall.

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Godafoss waterfall
65.683, -17.55
120 m / 394 ft

#2 Godafoss waterfall

Near the small settlement of Fossholl, the icy blue river Skálfandárfljöt, rising from the south of Vatnajökull glacier, flows quickly in basalt horse-horseshoe canyons through a pair of cataracts. The larger one is Goðafoss, where Ϸorgeir (the interpreter of the laws of historic Alsace, in year 1000 decided that Christianity is to be Icelandic official religion) destroyed pagan sculptures and tossed them into the waters of the waterfall.

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Latefossen waterfall
59.948, 6.585
300 m / 984 ft

#3 Latefossen waterfall

Double waterfall

Waterfall Latefossen is not only beautiful, but also quite original and interesting. This waterfall is split by mighty rock into two streams. Its height is placed 165 meters.

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Dynjandi waterfall
65.733, -23.2
155 m / 509 ft

#4 Dynjandi waterfall

Roaring waterfall

Not far from Arnafjörður is the most impressive waterfall of the West Fjords. Dynjandi falls from a 100-meter-high rock cliff into the fjord waters of the Dynjandisvogur bay, forming a triple cascade of 30 meters wide at the top, 60 meters wide at its lower end. Under the main cascade you can see five smaller cascades diverting the Dynjandis River into the sea.

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Krimml Falls
47.208, 12.171
1 490 m / 4 888 ft

#5 Krimml Falls

Austria's most magnificent waterfall

Krimml Falls is a three-tier high waterfall of total high of 380 meters. Especially in spring, when snow melts in the mountains looks absolutely impressive. Not for nothing is regarded as the greatest natural attractions in all of Austria. You can walk along the waterfall on beautiful trail and enjoy your fill of all three stages.

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Skogafoss waterfall
63.531, -19.511
100 m / 328 ft

#6 Skogafoss waterfall

Iceland Waterfall curtain

Skogafoss belongs to most photographed Icelandic waterfall, where water falls from former offshore cliffs. Today it is five kilometer far from the sea. From here leads trail over the pass to the valley Fimmvörðuháls Porsmork (about 23 kilometers altitude 1000 meters). You can see here amazing scenery and dozens of other waterfalls.

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Mürrenbachfall Waterfall
46.556, 7.896
1 343 m / 4 406 ft

#7 Mürrenbachfall Waterfall

The highest waterfall of Switzerland

The most significant waterfall in the Lauterbrunnen valley is the Mürrenbachfall waterfall. It is mainly thanks to its height of 417 meters, which puts it in the first place in Switzerland. From the waterfall there is also a magnificent view of the entire valley

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Reichenbachfall Waterfall
46.714, 8.183
849 m / 2 785 ft

#8 Reichenbachfall Waterfall

Sherlock Holmes Waterfalls

Reichenbachfall is a seven step cascade on the River Reichenbach (the tributary of the Aare River), about 2 km south of Meiringen. Totally they are 250 meters high and their 90 meters high upper cataract is one of the highest in the Alps. Waterfalls are world-renowned thanks to the fictional event, the Sherlock Holmes fight for life and death with Professor Moriarty.

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Gullfoss Waterfall
64.327, -20.12
199 m / 653 ft

#9 Gullfoss Waterfall

The golden waterfall

Gullfoss is located on the Hvita River. It falls in a double cataract into a two-kilometer long canyon set between the basalt-like organs. The first cataract is revealed completely, rolling 10 meters forward, then the river bends sharp at 90 degrees and falls another 20 meters into the shadow of the gorge. The waterfall is the nicest in the late afternoon, when the rays of the sun set on the water streams.

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Glymur Waterfall
64.392, -21.251
340 m / 1 115 ft

#10 Glymur Waterfall

The highest Icelandic waterfall

Glymur is the highest Icelandic waterfall. Its water falls from a height of almost 200 meters from the swampy basin on the western side of Lake Hvalvatn. Demanding waterfall trail leads up the Botnsdalur valley at the end of Hvalfjörður.

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The great waterfall of Plitvica lakes
44.903, 15.61
505 m / 1 657 ft

#11 The great waterfall of Plitvica lakes

The most beautiful waterfall of Plitvice Lakes

One of the most beautiful places in the entire Plitvice Lakes is a panoramic view of the Great Waterfall and other surrounding cascades.

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Skradinski buk waterfall
43.806, 15.963
6 m / 20 ft

#12 Skradinski buk waterfall

The most beautiful Croatian waterfalls

On the Krka river you will find a number of waterfalls, the most famous of which is Skradinski Buk, which consists of many cascades. Apart from the beautiful swimming, there is also a nature trail

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Tvindefossen Waterfall
60.726, 6.486
146 m / 479 ft

#13 Tvindefossen Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall right by the road

Next to the international road you will find the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall. According to various sources, its height is between 110-150 meters. It is set in a very picturesque landscape. A beautiful stop on the way in Norway

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Giessbachfall waterfall
46.734, 8.024
711 m / 2 333 ft

#14 Giessbachfall waterfall

Famous waterfall over Lake Brienz

The Giessbachfall Waterfall became famous due to its connection with Sherlock Holmes. Even without him, this is a very interesting cascade worth visiting. Resistant hikers can also go high up into the mountains, but the difference of elevation is enormous (Brienz Lake is only 565m asl)

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Skjervefossen waterfall
60.588, 6.636
217 m / 712 ft

#15 Skjervefossen waterfall

Waterfall cut by the road

Waterfall Skjervsfossen is interested and famous thanks to the road which lead between his two cascadas. The view from afar is so interesting to him.

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Stuibenfall waterfall
47.127, 10.949
1 410 m / 4 626 ft

#16 Stuibenfall waterfall

The largest waterfall in Tyrol

The Stuibenfall Waterfall, thanks to its height of 159 meters, is the largest waterfall in Tyrol. It consists of several falls and has a hiking path around it, so you can see it perfectly.

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Rheinfall waterfall
47.678, 8.614
357 m / 1 171 ft

#17 Rheinfall waterfall

The largest waterfalls in Europe

Rhine Falls (German Rheinfall) are the largest waterfalls in Europe (the largest in terms of watery). It lies on the Upper Rhine between Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in the northern part of Switzerland. They are 150 m wide and 23 m tall. In winter months, the average water flow is only 250 m³ / s, while in the summer it increases up to 700 m³ / s. The maximum flow rate of 1250 m³ / s was measured in 1965.

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Selfoss Waterfall
65.799, -16.384
327 m / 1 073 ft

#18 Selfoss Waterfall

Lesser known brother of Dettifoss waterfall

Close to the famous Dettifoss Waterfall, a mile uphill downstream, there is another interesting waterfall - Selfoss, with long, but only 10 m high cascades, which create an interesting funnel. The waterfall is also interesting by the fact that the visitor can easily reach the immediate vicinity of the falling water.

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Staubbachfall Waterfall
46.59, 7.905
986 m / 3 235 ft

#19 Staubbachfall Waterfall

Waterfall from postage stamp

In the Lauterbrunnen Valley you will find a number of interesting waterfalls thanks to the high cliffs. One of them is the 297 meter high Staubbach waterfall. Its spell you can enjoy the most after big rains or in spring when is snow melting. The scenery with this waterfall became the motif of one Swiss postage stamp.

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63.616, -19.989
36 m / 118 ft

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Powerscourt Waterfall
53.146, -6.211
338 m / 1 109 ft

#21 Powerscourt Waterfall

The highest waterfall of Ireland

The Powerscourt Waterfall, with its 121 meters high, is the highest waterfall in Ireland. He would certainly not be lost in the overview of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. If you come here in the aftermath of the greater rains, which is not so much a problem in Ireland, you will see it in really great strength.

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64.703, -20.977
82 m / 269 ft

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46.473, 13.829
862 m / 2 828 ft

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64.028, -16.975
237 m / 778 ft

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46.283, 13.815
561 m / 1 841 ft

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46.439, 13.894
819 m / 2 687 ft

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Bystré Waterfall
48.622, 19.479
984 m / 3 228 ft

#27 Bystré Waterfall

Secret treasury in Polana mountains

The Bystré waterfall is located in Poľany mountain range, you can find it at the ascend to the top of Poľana mountain on the green mark from the town Hriňová. The journey from Hriňová to the waterfall takes about 40 minutes, depending on the length of the selected route. I recommend climbing even over the waterfall is a beautiful view of the surroundings.

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Kamieńczyka waterfall
50.814, 15.497
843 m / 2 766 ft

#28 Kamieńczyka waterfall

The highest waterfall of the Polish Giant Mountain

The most beautiful waterfall of the whole Krkonoše /Giant Mountain/ (and the highest on the Polish side of the mountains) is considered to be the waterfall Kamieńczyka 27 meters high. Waterfall is surrounded by a small beautiful gorge

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Mumlava waterfall
50.771, 15.453
775 m / 2 543 ft

#29 Mumlava waterfall

The most beautiful waterfall in the Czech Republic

Mumlava waterfall is one of the biggest attractions of western Giant Mountains. Thanks to the nearby holiday town of Harrachov and blue tourist route leading along Mumlava river to the center of the Giant Mountains there is always a lot of other visitors. The waterfall itself is almost 12 meters high and falls over massive rock stage.

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