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Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Ranked #10 of 278 attractions in Iceland
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Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: Seljalandsfoss is located between Selfoss and Skogafoss on the Southern Ring Road down to Vik.  This picturesque waterfall plummets two hundred feet... more »
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Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit waterfall in the south. On the day we visited you did get some spray walking near or behind it but not much. There was also a fast food van.

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the larger waterfalls in southern Iceland. It was a cloudy day when we were there but it was still beautiful and definitely worth the stop. We didn't take the steps up and behind the falls since it was a cold windy day, but I'm sure that would be awesome. Just a short walk from the parking... More

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York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Iceland has many waterfalls. Gullfoss is stunning. But for some reason I was humbled by these falls. Whether it was because you can step behind the falls and watch cubic tonnes of water cascading over the lip of the falls, or, more likely it was because you sense the 'hidden folk'. A must do.

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New Hampshire
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was one of our favorite waterfalls. We drove the Golden Circle and were spending the night in Vik that night, so it was on the Ring Road along the south and heading east. There are stairs that go up and behind the water fall. You will be wet with the spray from the waterfall, but definitely worth it. We... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Driving out of Reykjavik along the southern portion on the Ring Road this is a must-see. Be very careful walking around, even on the stairs, there's ice everywhere (or at least in March when I visited.) Especially the stairs that climb up the left side (if facing the falls.) But you have to explore every nook and cranny of these... More

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This waterfall (foss in Icelandic) is just a few minutes from the Ring Road and very visible from the highway if traveling from west to east. There is a path that runs behind the waterfall, and you will get wet! If you are wearing rain gear from head to toe, you will be okay. There's a little trailer selling food... More

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stopped at this site on the way back from the village of Vik during our last day in Iceland. There are several falls in Iceland but this one is unique in that you can actually walk behind the falls. The day of our visit was dreary, cold, and rainy. Turns out, behind the falls was the only dry spot... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The most appealing thing about this waterfall is of course the fact that you can walk behind it, and for me, it lived up to the hype. Most waterfalls I've been to are usually roped off at a certain point so you can only get so close, but to be able to walk behind the fall and see the endless... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The waterfall is wonderful but you may want to pass on walking behind it in the winter. it's still great from the front but the path behind it is very slippery.

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Sandbach
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited Seljalandsfoss at sunset and luckily the trail behind the falls had just about melted enough so we could walk around it. I'm really glad we managed to do this as I'd read a couple of reviews from the previous week where the ice was too thick. It's nice to see the waterfall from behind and feel the splash... More

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