It’s thought that there are nine million waterfalls in the world… although there is no definitive number, not even a precise definition of what constitutes a waterfall. It’s safe to say I’ll only ever be able to visit a small fraction of the world’s waterfalls. I’ve listed the favourite falls which I’ve visited are below. You can also:

  • Discover some waterfall fun facts (including how waterfalls are classificed)
  • Search for a specific waterfall by location or feature
Immortalised by Ansel Adams, Bridalveil Fall is one of Yosemite’s most iconic waterfalls. It falls 188m and can be seen from a number of vantage points.
Dettifoss is one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe and the largest in terms of volume discharge It's fed by meltwater from the massive Vatnajökull glacier.
A long and thin waterfall, Foss a Sidu (or Foss á Siðu) drops 30m down a sheer basalt cliff. It's located along the Ring Road in southern Iceland.
Goðafoss or "waterfall of the goð (pagan idols)" is a spectacular waterfall in Iceland's north. The river Skjálfandafljót falls in a wide arc into a foaming pool.
Gullfoss is a spectacular waterfall, which is regarded as one of the top ten in the world. A huge volume of water cascades over a wide "staircase" before plunging into a 32-metre deep crevice.
Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, with a width of 25m and a drop of 60m. A walking path takes you to the base and the top of this picturesque waterfall.
Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya ("the smoke that thunders") is one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls. It can be seen from both the Zimbabwe or Zambia side of the Zambezi River.