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Skógafoss was protected as a natural monument in 1987. This distinctive 60-meter waterfall is the lowest waterfall in a series of beautiful waterfalls in Skógaá. The protected area around Skógaá is bounded by the Ring Road in the south and reaches about 7 km north up to Skógaheiði, but the boundaries follow the river 100 metres on each side from its centre. Therefore, the whole series of waterfalls in Skógaá, up to the footbridge on the way to Fimmvörðuháls, is protected. Renowned waterfalls in the series, aside from Skógafoss, include Hestavaðsfoss, Fosstorfufoss and Skálabrekkufoss. The total area of the protected area is 1.65 square kilometres.