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Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Ranked #9 of 300 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When i stay in Island bay my self, or with Family, and friends we allways go South East, i like that part off Island most, You can see the volcano Hekla, and Bakki there you can take the ship to Vestmannaeyjar, and Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk under the foss it``s fantastic all that Water comming down and the sound... More

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Galati, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was the las waterfall I visited in Iceland and I was really impressed. Doesn't inspire power like Gulfoss or Skogafoss but is a fancy, delicate waterfall that you can admire it from the front or theback side.Very impressive if you admire it at the sunset.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great waterfall and there's not really a reason why you shouldn't go. You have the unique possibility to walk behind it and to experience the power from a different perspective. Oh and yes, you will get slightly wet because of all the damp hanging around, but that's part of Iceland isn't it? ;-)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What's not to like about walking behind a waterfall? This one is suitably dramatic and as all the other reviews say you will get wet. Facilities next door too as well as a cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When going with kids (and without) this waterfall is really worth visiting. It is a really peaceful and unique place to charge up your batteries with some incredible nature sights. Specially kids will enjoy going behind the waterfall!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As far as the waterfall itself, Seljalandsfoss is not great or majestic but there is an interesting experience of walking behind the waterfall (note - unless wind is perfectly still, you WILL be wet). Note it can be slippery too. We walked behind and were completely drenched - good thing it was July :) Probably not a destination in itself,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I didn't planned to visit this waterfall, but while driving on way to skogafoss, i saw this prominent waterfall from the ring road and numerous cars/buses around it and so thought of checking it out. Pleasantly surprised that it's a great waterfall, with some accommodation beside it + a small cafe at the parking area. Must be one of the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Being the last stop of our day tour, we were completely exhausted but a glimpse of the waterfall takes it all. A walk behind the waterfall is really amazing. Its different and a wonderful experience. But be prepared to be wet because if the fall as its usually accompanies by slight wind.

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Tvedestrand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was the attraction I liked the most in Iceland! The waterfall smashes into the water underneath which makes a roaring sound. The path behind it is very cool, I´ve never been behind a waterfall before.

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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Waterfall is of course incredible, you should already know that. Trail is easily manageable and worth the cost of getting a little wet. What is also noteworthy about this spot is if you were looking to buy a handmade wool sweater, here is the place to do it. There is a small gift shop selling them. The prices were the... More

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