Skógafoss

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Skógafoss is situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline (now 5km inland). Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls of Iceland with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters.
It is has been told that The first Viking settler in that area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.
At the east side of Skógafoss is a popular hiking trail that leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull to Þórsmörk on the other side. 22km long and about 1000m high.
On March 20th 2010 an eruption started on the northern side of Fimmvörðuháls, east of the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap, cutting right through the trail.

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Speed:1/80 second
Aperture:F/8.0
Focal Length:26 mm
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