The final stop of our first day in Iceland was Skógafoss Waterfall. Even though we saw
right before, it was still absolutley stunning. It's one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland measuring 200 ft tall and 83 ft wide. The fall has been featured in both
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Thor: The Dark World
. Iceland is a country full of fantasy and magical tales and Skógafoss also has it's own lore.
It's said that the first Viking,
Þrasi Þórólfsson, hid a treasure chest in a cave behind the waterfall. Years later, the chest was discovered by a local man. He was unable to get the entire treasure, but managed to detach one of the rings on the side of the chest. He then gave the ring to a local church and later was donated to the Skogar Museum. It's also said that when the sun is shining, you can see gold glittering through the water.