In an effort to spread the joy of the country’s breathtaking waterfalls, the digital marketing manager of Hotel Rangá, is going on a weekly jaunt, searching for waterfalls big and small, famous and lesser-known. Each waterfall will be featured on the hotel’s Instagram page for Waterfall Wednesdays, along with information in the stories on how to get there, what the road or hike looks like, and of course, the sounds of the rushing water.
Hotel Rangá sits just over 60 miles southeast of Reykjavik and features 52 different rooms and suites, including several around-the-world-themed rooms based on different continents.
The first featured waterfall was Árbæjarfoss, about 60 miles from the capital of Reykjavik and just over eight miles from the hotel itself. This particular waterfall features concrete walls used by salmon so they can more easily move upstream to breeding grounds, according to the hotel.
While the weekly waterfall check-in will include popular spots like Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, it will also include hidden gems, Friðriksdóttir said. The plan is to feature a new waterfall each week for the next two months, but there are plenty of waterfalls around if they want to expand that.
The project was launched just days after Iceland started lifting restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While places like museums are allowed to reopen, swimming pools will remain closed.
In total, Iceland has reported 1,799 confirmed cases and 10 deaths, according to government data.