Skógar

Skógar (pronounced [ˈskouː(ɣ)ar̥] (About this soundlisten)), literally "forests", is a small Icelandic village with a population of roughly 25 located at the south of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra.

Skógar
Village/Town
Church of the museum at Skógar, behind it the mountain range Eyjafjöll
Church of the museum at Skógar, behind it the mountain range Eyjafjöll
Location of the Municipality of Rangárþing eystra
Location of the Municipality of Rangárþing eystra
Skógar is located in Iceland
Skógar
Skógar
Location of Skógar in Iceland
Coordinates: 63°31′N 19°30′W / 63.517°N 19.500°W / 63.517; -19.500
CountryIceland
ConstituencySouth Constituency
RegionSouthern Region
MunicipalityRangárþing eystra
Population
 • Total25
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Skógar museum

The area is known for its waterfall, Skógafoss, on the Skógá river, which springs from 60 metres at the top of an eroded cliff. At Skógar is a folk museum, Skógasafn, as well as a museum on transport in Iceland.

Not far from Skógar is the Kvernufoss fall. Further upstream on the Skógá river there are a number of other falls. While climbing in the small forest behind the old school, some ruins of old farms can be seen.

This settlement was severely affected by the eruption of the Eyjafjalla volcano in 2010.

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Coordinates: 63°31′29″N 19°30′25″W / 63.52472°N 19.50694°W / 63.52472; -19.50694