- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Seljalandsfoss
95% of people who visit Selfoss include Seljalandsfoss in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
35.85% of people start their Seljalandsfoss visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Seljalandsfoss
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss Reviews
Cool waterfall! You can walk all the way around and get a million views. At times we even were blessed with a rainbow. There is a path that follows along the mountain with more waterfalls along it. When you go be sure to wear a rain coat, it gets very wet behind the falls. Also, another cool fact... you can drink the water from the falls and it is delicious.
Really cool waterfall, have heard it's quite magical during sunset as the light rays pass through the water, unfortunately we didn't have clear skies but definitely worth the trek. Prepared to get wet but it's worth seeing the waterfall from behind. The soup from the shop here is quite nice too. Parking is paid via a ticket machine. Just pay it, it all goes to keeping the place nice and providing facilities.
This fall was super touristy but still amazing . You can see it about 10km away on a clear day from rt 1. They have a camping ground, gift shop, snack shop, and bathrooms. It's a nice spot right off rt 1, also a good place to stop for a snack and walk around the falls if you're just driving by. The falls are beautiful and the way they are affected by the wind has a very cool effect. be prepared to get misted if you walk all the way around it! It is worth it!
Absolutely gorgeous waterfall with a cute river trailing away. We stopped here on the way to a glacier and saw a double rainbow. This is a high tourist area, but if you're even a little patient and attentive, you can get a great shot of the waterfall without anyone in it. You can also climb up a (large) number of steps and view it from the top.
On the way there, thought "this better be worth the drive!". What a great call by our co-traveler to head south to this as part of our independent drive around Iceland. It was fantastic seeing the size of the falls from 1 1/2 miles out. Then arriving and being so close, even being able to walk around and see the "back side of water "! Would recommend going and maybe have a poncho if it is cold when you go.