Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful gifts from nature. There are several hundreds of small and big waterfalls around the world, varies by height and force of fall. Here is the list of top 7 most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
With so much natural beauty and the locals’ affinity for elves (seriously), the whole island is pretty damn magical. But Seljalandsfoss waterfall, located in southern Iceland, is truly breathtaking, and walking behind it (yep, that’s a thing) is a must-do for any visitor. Just don’t forget to bring your raincoat.
Victoria Falls, Zambia And Zimbabwe
Located on the Zambezi River, the largest waterfall in the world can be heard from 25 miles away. But you can actually get up close and personal to this UNESCO World Heritage Site by exploring it via the many bridges around and staying at hotels or campgrounds nearby. (There are lush national parks on both sides of the river.)
Plitvice Falls, Croatia
One of the most popular attractions in Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes National Park features a series of waterfalls that connect 16 turquoise lakes. Summer is the most popular time to visit, but winter can be just as beautiful when the lakes freeze over and the waterfalls turn into beautiful ice sculptures.
Niagara Falls, New York
No list of falls would be complete without this famous attraction. Niagara’s three waterfalls straddle the border between Canada and the United States. There are plenty of ways to explore this impressive site, but donning a poncho and hopping aboard the Maid of the Mist boat tour is definitely the most fun.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil
If you think that three waterfalls are impressive, get a load out of the 270 that make up Iguazu Falls, located in the Atlantic rainforest between Brazil and Argentina. The many powerful cascades of water create massive clouds of mist, but it won’t keep you from spotting some of the local wildlife like colorful toucans or cheeky monkeys.
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
Tucked away on New Zealand’s South Island is the breathtaking Sutherland Falls. Though the jury’s still out on if Sutherland Falls is New Zealand’s tallest, at a stately 1,904 ft (580 metres), it’s surely impressive enough to wow even the hardest to please. Though Sutherland Falls has been hiked to since 1890, many trekkers still marvel at the remote, off-the-beaten path quality of the hike through the Milford Track, particularly in New Zealand winter, which is considered the low season and known for patches of unpredictable weather.
Gullfoss Falls, Iceland
Somewhere on the might Olfusa River rushes Gullfoss Falls, Iceland’s most iconic waterfall and a true indication of the natural, ice-toned beauty to be found throughout the country. Most often viewed from above, Gullfoss offers a dramatic sight: it appears as though the water rushing off the cliff is simply vanishing into thin air. Though so powerful it was once thought of as a source for power generation, the cascade is just 104 ft (32 metres). But don’t let the numbers fool you, the sheer force of the rushing water is what makes Gullfoss a touristic must-see.