Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss
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Found just off the Ring Road, Seljalandsfoss is a majestic 200-feet waterfall. You can even walk behind it—the closest you can get to experiencing the full force of the waterfall. Surrounded by green hills and volcanic rock, Seljalandsfoss is a popular spot for photography, and during the summer months you can spot its mist from quite a distance away. Gljufrabui Waterfall is a short hike away, a hidden waterfall that you’ll have to wade through a shallow stream to reach. Wear good shoes and a waterproof jacket as the falls can be slippery and wet. For fewer crowds, visit early in the morning or just before sunset. – Tripadvisor
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KBNZ666
Perth, Australia226 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful waterfall and landscape surrounding it, but packed with tourists.

I would have liked to have walked behind it, but it was closed due to ice.
Written 29 March 2023
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stljakemsu
Des Peres, MO2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Beautiful. Directly off the road. Very interesting. Multiple falls all along the same wall. This set of mountains has falls all over it. Most frozen during March.
Written 24 March 2023
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Jessica K
80 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We drove past later than planned and the sun had already set. We had decided not to stop, until we saw it from the main road fully lit up! It was gorgeous. We were the only people there, and it was spectacular in the dark!!
Written 21 March 2023
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dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,322 contributions
Jul 2022
Walk behind the waterfall and see what is on the other side. It is a very popular, but beautiful spot. If you plan to walk behind the waterfall, plan to get wet.
Written 13 March 2023
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Heli K
Lappeenranta, Finland1,497 contributions
Mar 2023
Seljalandsfoss waterfall was part of our private South coast tour with Stefan Helgi Valssen. Actually there are several waterfalls and if you are lucky you can walk behind the biggest one. We could not do that due to safety reasons because it was too icy. This waterfall is quite known in popular culture - music videos, movies and tv-series.
Written 10 March 2023
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Paul Legate
Gravesend, UK20,274 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Seljalandsfoss is a dramatic waterfall in the Southern region of the country close to the Golden Circle. The waterfall drops 60 metres and is quite a sight up close which we were able to do on our visit. Car parking charges are the only sour note about our trip to Seljalandsfoss which were extremely high considering the relatively short time visitors would spend at the waterfall. Getting to Seljalandsfoss is straightforward, it is located on along Route 1 exiting onto Road 249, direction Þórsmörk.
Written 28 February 2023
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siobhanbr
Ballymena, UK2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Rented a car and drove down from Reykjavik, nice scenic drive. Parked in the on site carpark - pay with card. Toilets, souvenir shop and food van also on site.
It was icey and wet and therefore the path behind the main waterfall was closed. Although we couldn't go behind the waterfall it was still good to see.
We followed the path past the main waterfall and discovered the "secret" waterfall at the end of the path- Gljufrabui. Highly recommend going into the cave - wish I had brought another set of clothes and shoes to change into and a towel as it was deep at the entrance.
Written 22 February 2023
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK1,005 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was our first stop on our South Coast tour. We started by visiting the smaller of the two waterfalls and it was awesome, as you could walk right in and get up close to the waterfall as my partner did (she was wearing waterproof shoes), we then walked along to the later waterfall which is stunning and huge. Popular spot with a small but lovely little souvenir shop, a little cafe and some toilets.
Written 20 February 2023
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Grace H
County Mayo, Ireland235 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
A lovely stop on our south coast roadtrip. There is more than one waterfall here. We didn't get to go behind it as a lot of ice nor did we get to go into the hidden one a short walk nearby.
Written 13 February 2023
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boo
Swansea, UK3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Absolutely stunning despite the fact i got drenched!
The gift shop is also amazing with a variety of super warm Icelandic jumpers 🇮🇸
Written 4 February 2023
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