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Seljalandsfoss

Address: Southern Iceland, Iceland
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$148*
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Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik
98%
Ranked #9 of 297 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Lucca, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very easy to reach being situated along the Ring Road. Thought it is no to so huge as other Icelandic waterfalls like Skogafoss and Gullfoss, looks very picturesque in particular at sunset, because it faces west so it shows its best colours at evening. You can also admire it from behind walking along a short path going in the back... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This waterfall is not so big in volumes of water, but it is beautiful. It consists of several small falls of considerable height.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This waterfall is one of the most beautiful in southern Iceland. If you're lucky it will be sunny when you visit and the waterfall will be enhanced by a rainbow. When it is like this you can really imagine that Iceland is a land of elves! There is a path that leads you behind the fall (be prepared to get... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were taking a day trip to see the sights along the Ring Road in south Iceland. Seljalandsfoss, what many consider to be Iceland’s most famous waterfall, was our last stop of the day. We visited in November and arrived at sunset, so the area was almost completely free of tourists. Plus, paired with a visit first to its little... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Seljalandsfoss was one of the most beautiful places we visited. If you walk down the path to the the left of the falls, you can find a small trail up to the top of the cliffs. It's quite the climb and DEFINITELY not for children/elderly, but the top is breathtaking with stunning views of the landscape, the top of the... More 

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Fairfield,CT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were staying close by and visited the falls twice. Once in daylight and once at night. We preferred it at night as it's lit from the base. My husband and teenage son walked behind the falls and I took some amazing photos where they appeared as ghostly figures through the water. But paths are icy in winter so do... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

great viewing spot in late December, lots of ice and snow, very pretty. Another great waterfall, Easy access from the road. Go early and avoid the tourists.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I wanted to go behind it but it was chilly that day and the pathway was slick. But it was quite pretty anyways.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

During the coldest weather unfortunately it's not safe to walk behind because the water is treacherously cold when the wind blows on you and the icicles forming in rocks are like swords ready to drop. Better to go during mild weather but also nice as a stop of a tour. I visited as part of the Reykjavik Excursions South Shore... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Another great waterfall in Iceland that I was fortunately able to see. However, I was unfortunate in that it was nighttime when I saw it AND in winter. However, they do have two lights that shine on the waterfall to give tourists a chance to see it at night. However, these lights ruin most pictures. In addition, there's a nice... More 

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