There is nothing that can blow our minds with its spectacular beauty more than Mother Nature, and one of the greatest proofs is the waterfalls!
Every time we go on a hike, travel somewhere new or decide to explore a new destination, we always tend to look for the waterfalls because no matter how many times we see them, we would still always stay in awe in front of their greatness.
I mean, have you been to the Niagara Falls? You will always be astonished when you see it, even if you visited it hundreds of times.
However, the world has many waterfalls hidden in its heart, and we can’t say we have explored them all, but we did find the tallest and highest ones (so far!), and there are only two words to describe them: magnificent and extraordinary!
With a bag in your pack and an adventurous heart within you, be ready to experience the magic of Mother Nature face to face by checking these miracle waterfalls yourself!
SKRIKJOFOSSEN – Hordaland, Norway
This waterfall has been on and off this list because experts believed it is not tall enough, but after comparing it to the latest findings from Norgeskart, they discover that this waterfall is actually 560m after they thought it is 455m.
Somehow, this waterfall turned out to be more mysterious than its name. So if you went to Norway, make sure to visit it and to explore the greatness that confused human beings, and also, don’t forget to write its name down because your mind may not be able to memorize it correctly!
Sutherland Falls – Fiordland, New Zealand
Located in an area that’s known to be rainy for the majority of the day, Sutherland Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Zealand. The experts have no doubts about its permanence, which is a good reassurance that you will get to see its beauty anytime during the year.
Sutherland Falls is sourced by a gorgeous lake and it is 580m tall over 3 distinct leaps. In order to reach it, you will need to get on an overnight trek if you want to see it on foot. Otherwise, you will need the weather to be stable so you can see it from the sky.
Langfoss – Hordaland, Norway
If you raise your head up to 612m, then you will see this monster cascade that creates one of the most gorgeous views in the world. Once you see it, you will feel like you are staring at an Instagram picture that is too beautiful to be real.
Langfoss tumbles down the length of the mountainside, making its way right into the Akra Fjord that is known to be at sea level… The view is something you don’t see every day!
Snow Creek Falls – California, USA
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In Yosemite National Park, Snow Creek Falls is 652m tall and it tumbles into Tenaya Canyon, which makes it one of the hardest-to-find waterfalls in the park. In order to see the entire waterfall, you will need to summit the iconic Half Dome of Yosemite.
Well, it seems like the best excuse to do strenuous trail for the waterfall, so make sure to not miss this opportunity! After all, the Yosemite National Park worth all the adventures because the natural scenes are incredibly breathtaking.
Yosemite Falls – California, USA
Speaking of Yosemite National Park, it is impossible to visit without checking out the tallest waterfalls in North America. The Yosemite Falls drops 2 mighty leaps with cascades in between, and it is over 739m.
The waterfall is the crown jewelry of attractions in the Valley, which rivals El Capitan and Half Dome as Yosemite National Park’s iconic symbols. You can’t visit the park without taking a glamorous look at the Yosemite Falls; one of the world’s tallest waterfalls!
Kjelfossen –Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Norway is known to be the home of many great waterfalls, and the tallest one is Kjelfossen that is tumbling in many strands into Nærøydalen, the steep Nærøy Valley.
Kjelfossen is 755m long, making it one of the tallest (if not the tallest) waterfalls in Norway. Once you view it, you will notice 3 major streams that all fall together, creating a unique scenery.
The best times to visit this gorgeous waterfall are in early July or June because that’s when the snow is melting and feeding Kjelfossgrovi and Kjelfossen rivers!
Catarata Gocta –Cocachimba/San Pablo, Peru
After the collaboration between the National Geographic Society and Ziemendord expedition party in 2006, they discovered that Catarata Gocta is 771m and is definitely one of the tallest falls in the world. It is also one of the tallest free-leaping waterfalls in Peru (and the world) because it consists of a 230m upper drop and a 531m lower drop.
Due to that free leap, you will not be able to tell which way to slice and dice it, making the waterfall more unique.
Ramnefjellsfossen –Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Ramnefjellsfossen is an extremely tall waterfall that falls into the Lovatnet Lake from glaciers, and of course, it is considered as one of the tallest Norway’s waterfalls.
After getting its exact height measurements, they finally found out that it is 818m tall, which means taking a trip there is going to cost us so much effort and sweat, but it is worth the view as it combines between nature’s greatest power and the planet’s unbelievable force… It is definitely a feast for the eyes!
Browne Falls –Fiordland, New Zealand
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Browne Falls, with a height of 836m, has been a topic of discussion for years regarding whether it is New Zealand’s tallest waterfall or not.
After examining the NZMapped GPS Topographic map, they noticed that it is definitely tall enough to be on this list. The confusion was coming from its first 200m drop that is streaming before making it to the cascade.
Finding Browne Falls is a challenge because it blends with other cascades, but it is definitely worth the adventure.
Angel Falls –Canaima, Venezuela
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To this day, Angel Falls has proved to be the tallest and most dangerous waterfall on earth. According to statistics, the waterfall is 979m and it leaps off the Auyantepui, which is an isolated plateau collection rain.
This great waterfall is located at the end of Mount Auyantepui, in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park. The presence of this cascade is a miracle due to its mysteriousness and beauty.
If you ever went to visit it, be patient because the clouds may try to cover its top… A little luck will fade the clouds away and you will see the most gorgeous view in South America.