Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss

Currently Open
  • Address: Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature
  • Map
Save 12% Private Day Trip on the Icelandic South Coast from Reykjavik: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Reynisfjara Black Beach
FromUSD 300 Book Now
Save 7% Icelandic Volcano Hike in Thorsmork Valley with 4x4 Jeep Transport from Reykjavik
FromUSD 295.17 Book Now
Save 14% South Coast by Super Jeep from Reykjavik
FromUSD 349.81 Book Now

About Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss

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.

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Selfoss before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Selfoss and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for Seljalandsfoss

Need more info?

Things to Know Before Visiting Seljalandsfoss

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

  • 51.06% of people start their Seljalandsfoss visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes 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

Seljalandsfoss Sightseeing Tours

Save 12% Small-Group South Coast, Glacier Walk and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik including Dinner
FromUSD 322.86 Book Now
Save 12% South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus
FromUSD 135.53 Book Now

Seljalandsfoss Outdoor & Nature Tours

Save 12% Small-Group South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
FromUSD 256.19 Book Now
Save 13% Eyjafjallajkull Volcano and Black Beaches of Iceland Experience in a Super Jeep from Reykjavik
FromUSD 690.62 Book Now

Seljalandsfoss Aerial Tours

Save 7% Reykjavik Airvan Flight: South Iceland Ultimate
FromUSD 588.16 Book Now

Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss Reviews

  • Nice. Many places water was coming down. The wind on this day was great. The biggest issue I had was the slick ground as you turn onto the path to the river. We saw this falls right after seeing a greater waterfalls. It is peaceful here.

  • Sadly only had 25 minutes on our bus trip, including a washroom break, but even in early March, on a beautiful and balmy - 4°C day, Seljalandsfoss did not let us down. Since we were there during the "late" afternoon, although taking selfies wasn't easy, the Sun helped produce spectacular rainbows in the golden hour. There's also numerous smaller waterfalls and streams nearby to visit, some producing some interesting spraying effects thanks to debris. Sadly the path that leads behind the waterfall is closed off due to dangerous, icy conditions from the mist. There's also a gift shop, coffee shop and amenities at the parking lot.

  • A must see for the south coast, can't really miss it to be fair. The car park price was the only concern, about 700Kr (£5) for our visit which was pretty ridiculous to be honest as so many people even on the -15 degree day we visited. The walkways are well maintained and mostly ice free, well done considering there is a waterfall spurting water up into the air all around. A nice little coffee stand next door was a real perk, a hot chocolate hit the spot really well after a walk out in the cold. A must-see, but maybe try nabbing someone's parking ticket for a few 100Kr as they're leaving and you're arriving, presuming the car park price stays!

  • Beautiful waterfalls. You can see them from route 1 so super easy to find. Make sure you walk to the end of the path to see the hidden one as well.

  • There is a fee to park. But other wise really neat place. Also there is a hidden waterfall if you walk all the way to the leff along the trail. It’s in a cave and you’ll get wet but worth checking out

Read all reviews

All Questions

    Simply click on Ask a Question to add question