Öxarárfoss (Iceland)
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Öxarárfoss (Iceland)

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Öxarárfoss is a waterfall in Þingvellir National Park (Iceland). It's heigth is approximately 20 meters (about 66 feet). It's name is derived from the river Öxará.

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A: Öxarárfoss waterfall at midnight, June 2013

by Joby Catto, 10 meters away

This waterfall is Öxarárfoss… literally the river Öxarár waterfall foss (as in force – a term still u...

Öxarárfoss waterfall at midnight, June 2013

B: A frozen Öxarárfoss waterfall, November 2008

by Joby Catto, 10 meters away

A friend and I spent a few days in Iceland in 2008: we hired a car and set off on the ‘Golden Circle’...

A frozen Öxarárfoss waterfall, November 2008

C: waterfall at thingvellir or Þingvellir National Park in Iceland

by Gavin Farrell, 480 meters away

Waterfall at thingvellir or Þingvellir National Park in Iceland 2013

waterfall at thingvellir or Þingvellir National Park in Iceland

D: 140201 Silfra Þingvellir 004

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 630 meters away

The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site of the country. They are located just b...

140201 Silfra Þingvellir 004

E: Þingvellir National Park

by Jonathan Danforth, 690 meters away

No single place epitomizes the history of Iceland and the Icelandic nation better than Þingvellir by ...

Þingvellir National Park

F: Þingvellir National Park

by Tom Mills, 770 meters away

Þingvellir (usual transliteration:Thingvellir ), near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volc...

Þingvellir National Park

G: Þingvellir National Park

by Tom Mills, 770 meters away

Þingvellir (usual transliteration:Thingvellir ), near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volc...

Þingvellir National Park

H: 140201 Silfra Þingvellir 001

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 840 meters away

The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site of the country. They are located just b...

140201 Silfra Þingvellir 001

I: Thingvellir-Þingvellir National Park-Iceland-2013

by Jook Leung | 360VR Images, 940 meters away

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Thingvellir-Þingvellir National Park-Iceland-2013

J: Thingvellir Church

by Jan Vrsinsky, 950 meters away

Thingvellir Church

This panorama was taken in Iceland, Europe

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