Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss

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Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss - Address

Address: Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

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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.

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  • This waterfall is amazing. Its one of the smaller ones that we saw while in Iceland but still stunning! Unfortunately the car park you have to pay and my partner attempted to pay 3 times before it actually worked so who knows how many times we actually paid for this car park! HOWEVER, we then walked up and I can tell you now if you want to get close you will get soaked by the spray but its so worth it, you can even walk behind the waterfall, I believe you can also walk round and see a few smaller ones nearby but after getting soaked we decided to head back but would definitely encourage an explore if you have the time!

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  • This is an amazing site and a fun adventure behind the falls. Be sure to wear your rain gear and boots as it is very wet and muddy. The hike behind the falls is a bit slippery and can be rough for some who have balance issues or need help climbing steeper terrain. The crowds come in waves with the tour buses so try to time it when the groups are leaving but before the next one arrives.

  • My favorite waterfall, lots of stairs. Please protect the nature and don't fall in or off. Great views from above or below. plenty of parking. Toilets are nearby. Oh and the J is pronounced like a Y. Enjoy.

  • A truly amazing experience. Put this on your list of places to visit in Iceland! The waterfalls sit in a beautiful location at the foot of the very volcano that erupted in 2010 and stopped all flights across Europe. You can walk behind the largest one, and then take a lovely footpath to see a few smaller ones. There is even one inside a cave (see the attached pictures) that you can get to, if you don't mind venturing across some stepping stones to get to it (trust me, it's well worth it!). In the car park there's a gift shop and a cafe that serves some food, donuts, cakes, and drinks. I'd recommend bringing boots and a waterproof jacket though, as it's fairly muddy around the main waterfall and there's A LOT of spray.

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  • Nice waterfall. Apparently you can walk behind the waterfall in the summer... But alas I went in the winter so it's too cold and dangerous to do so. But still very nice.

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