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Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Ranked #11 of 306 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You start seeing this waterfall from the Ring Road, Route 1. It's a beautiful waterfall. Take your raincoat with you if you don't want to end soaked! The path behind the waterfall is very slippery, but it is worth doing it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stopped by this waterfall on the way back to Reykjavik from the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. The location is tranquil and the path going around and behind the waterfall offers amazing views. Make sure to wear a rain coat and be careful not to slip on the wet path.

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Reykjavik
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

No one forgets walking behind this waterfall. It is easy to do, but make sure you wear decent shoes for it can be slippery in places because of the spray from the waterfall. But once properly located behind the waterfall you can enjoy staying there in a dry area, mesmerized be the view from behind.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I loved walking behind the falls. It was like another world along the trail. The views were worth the walk. The grounds were spacious and there is a small snack hut and his and hers bathrooms with flush toilets and running water and ever so clean despite all the people lining up to use them. We say a heard of... More

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The walk behind the falls makes this one of the most special waterfalls in Iceland. Well worth stopping here just off the Ring Road.

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roswell ga
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

i am a waterfall lover as i have never seen a waterfall that i didn't like. what makes this one special is that you can walk behind the falls. plan on getting wet. it is a different perspective from most falls.

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Washington, DC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What's fun about this falls is walking on the path that goes behind, underneath. There is a lot of spray and you should expect to get pretty wet, but it is well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a very beautiful waterfall where you can go behind it. Make sure you have waterproof clothes, otherwise your clothes won't dry for some time and you will feel very cold, even in the summer. Take good photos and videos of this place. It's very nearby to route 1.

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upstateNY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Super beautiful. We were there with the sun shining, and lots of rainbows. A must see. The path around and behind isn't for people with mobility issues, but if you can ... do it.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You can see just from the road while driving. Amazing to walk behind the falls. Must do it!!! Nice camping place with amazing view

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