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15 Completely Frozen Waterfalls

If you thought waterfalls were incredible before, wait until you see them frozen! And no, you are not allowed to sing that song; it would be cruel, and out of date! Compared to standing water, it takes more consistent temperatures, below freezing point (0 °C or 32 °F), to solidify a moving body of water. If that weren’t impressing enough, check out the massive bodies of cascading, frozen water. Spectacular, right?

1. Goðafoss

Goðafoss

Known as the Waterfall of the Gods, Goðafoss is a beautiful waterfall in Iceland and also one of the most difficult waterfalls to photograph, due to the harsh weather conditions of the environment. Worth it, right?

2. Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon

Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon

Abiqua Falls is a 92-foot-high free-falling waterfall in Marion County, Oregon that was once erroneously recorded as the tallest waterfall run in a kayak at 101 feet high. Wow!

3. Hocking Hills State Park Waterfall, Hocking County, Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park Waterfall, Hocking County, Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park is the home of multiple waterfalls cascading out of rock formations. These particular waterfalls have also visually inspired many of the adventures in Jeff Smith’s comic book series, Bone. Fun fact.

4. Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

This 53-foot-tall waterfall in Minnesota, is located near the meeting point of the Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River. I think this picture speaks volumes.

5. Starved Rock State Park Waterfall, LaSalle, Illinois

Starved Rock State Park Waterfall, LaSalle, Illinois

Could you ever have imagined such beauty?

6. Seward Highway Waterfall, Anchorage, Alaska

Seward Highway Waterfall, Anchorage, Alaska

Incredible scenery, right? Elsa might have been around.

7. Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls, New York

The Niagara Falls are actually three waterfalls that lie on the border between New York and Ontario. It’s incredible that they were able to freeze at all.

8. Logan, Ohio

Logan, Ohio

I wonder what happens to all that water that was supposed to flow?

9. Triberger Falls, Bad Urach, Germany

Triberger Falls, Bad Urach, Germany

As one of the highest waterfalls in Germany with a descent of 163 meters (over 530 feet), Triberg Falls is a major attraction of the Black Forest. During a bitter cold wave that hit Germany in 2012, the Falls were transformed into giant icicles.

10. Eidfjord, Norway

Eidfjord, Norway

Waterfalls in Eidfjord, Norway were frozen solid during a particularly harsh Scandinavian winter where temperatures reached minus 15 degrees Celsius.

11. Miyun District, Beijing, China

Miyun District, Beijing, China

The subzero temperatures this year turned a waterfall in the Miyun District of Beijing into a wall of cascading icicles. Locals and adventurous climbers were intrigued.

12. Ouray, Colorado

Ouray, Colorado

I wouldn’t dare climb that thing.

13. Louise Falls, Alberta, Canada

 Louise Falls, Alberta, Canada

Louise Falls is a significantly wide waterfall that measures at different lengths, depending on which side you measure it from. At its shortest distance, it is 110 meters long.

14. Bukk Mountain, Hungary

Bukk Mountain, Hungary

Those colors were a nice idea, right?

15. Anjiazhuang Valley Waterfall, Mentougou District, Beijing, China

Anjiazhuang Valley Waterfall, Mentougou District, Beijing, China

After China reached extremely low temperatures of minus 40 degrees in 2013, the lowest in 28 years, a 200-foot-high waterfall running over rocky cliffs in the Mentougou District of Beijing was frozen solid. It’s huge!

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