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  • Address: Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature

Seljalandsfoss - Review

The Seljalandsfoss is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland courtesy it being featured on The Amazing Race 6. Iceland has lots of waterfalls, but the thing which sets Seljalandsfoss apart is that it is probably the only known waterfall to have a path behind it, which allows visitors to take a walk behind it! Because of this and its 60 meter height, the waterfall is a beauty to behold and is a favourite amongst photographers and tourists. At particular times like the sunset or sunrise the view becomes extremely beautiful and picturesque.

Seljalandsfoss Information

  • Wear good grip shoes as the path behind the waterfall maybe slippery.
  • Carry extra clothing and towels or waterproof clothing as while walking behind the waterfall, one might get drenched.

Seljalandsfoss Opening and Closing Hours

  • Sunset and sunrise timings may drastically vary in Iceland and thus visiting timings should also be altered according to month of visit.

How To reach Seljalandsfoss by Public Transport

  • By renting a car.
  • By tour bus.

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TripHobo Highlights for Seljalandsfoss

  • Seljalandsfoss Address: Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss Timing: 24-hrs
  • Seljalandsfoss Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Seljalandsfoss(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Seljalandsfoss: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Seljalandsfoss

  • 95% of people who visit Selfoss include Seljalandsfoss in their plan

  • 40.87% of people start their Seljalandsfoss visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Seljalandsfoss

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Seljalandsfoss

People normally club together Olfusa and Tre Og List while planning their visit to Seljalandsfoss.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss Reviews

  • Seljalandsfoss was probably our favorite waterfall to visit during our Iceland trip. It's right off the main road, Highway 1, and is a fairly quick trip from Reykjavik. What makes these falls so special, aside from their beauty, is that you can walk behind the falls and see it from the back. It was an amazing experience! Just make sure you have a waterproof jacket and pants, otherwise your clothes will be completely soaked.

  • Big and powerful waterfall. It is possible to walk behind water if you not afraid to become a little bit wet. And also if it’s not raining there is open hiking trail to get on top of this hill to see waterfall from top also. It’s easy accessible, parking is not free, so you will need to pay for. But they have toilets on parking and they are free. Only one thing I didn’t like there - it is too crowded. It is impossible to see beauty of this nature, when it is so many people around. I even needed to wait in a queue of few people to go to this path behind water😐 So it’s better to visit it early morning or late evening.

  • Was a very nice experience. The place behind the waterfall was enchanting. It's a beautiful place and a must visit in Iceland. But there could be an easier way to the back of the waterfall. It wasn't a problem for the young people but it was really tough for the old people if it hadn't been for the young people eager to help. Also there could be a shop or place to hire raincoats in case someone hadn't come ready with it. Cause your drenched otherwise. Once again as Icelandic tourist spots go, this place was also gorgeous but lacked tourist needs.

  • Probably our second favorite waterfall. Huge! Walking around it was easy and we got so many pictures that were stunning. After the main waterfall though you have take a right and head all the way to the campground. A little river in the "ravine" you could walk into for another great waterfall. As much fun! 750kr for parking.

  • This waterfall is truly one of a kind, along the southern coast of Iceland. You are able to walk behind this waterfall! The total hiking time from start to finish is about 25 minutes. You will want to save some extra time for pictures as you go along. Where else can you snap photos from behind a 200ft waterfall? Absolutely breathtaking!

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