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Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Ranked #12 of 323 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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Waco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You can see this from a ways away. We weren't planning to stop, but I am so glad we did! It was incredible! You must walk around behind the waterfall. Just down the way a little further, past the houses with the red roofs, is a hidden waterfall, Gljufrabui. Definitely worth a walk or drive down!! You can walk up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped here by chance after seeking it from the ring road. It was well worth it. The waterfall is beautiful and given you can walk behind it means you can get some great photographs.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

For Tolkein and LotR fans, Iceland is really too cold to be Ithilien, but this is the nearest I have personally come to a Window on the West (it faces West too!) Yes it's another waterfall, Iceland does have lots, but the path behind is the selling point here. Located on Route 1 between Sellfoss and Vik it is clearly... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The water flows over a cliff, you can go behind the falls, all very picturesque. Come later in the day for better light for photos.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Even in the middle of winter, this waterfall is absolutely spectacular. Easy to access (you can see it from the ring road!), and can grab some beautiful photos here. You can walk behind it in the warmer months, but during winter is REALLY slippery due to the ice. The locals recommended that we don't attempt to walk behind it, even... More

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Camp Hill, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful waterfall in a scenic location. Take photos from many directions. Walk behind the falls for a different experience.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was a very rainy day, and I enjoied so muh the trip! So imagine in a sunny day.. The waterfall are very beautiful, but there are in this spot also other waterfall which are very nice, most of all the last one: of you have trekking waterproof shoes, I suggest you to cros the small river and go into... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Really cool falls that you can walk behind. Also a little food truck/shop on site if you want to grab something. Don't miss walking around the falls!!

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Earth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Seljalandsfoss is a spectacularly beautiful waterfall just off Highway 1. There's a little path that let's you walk behind it -- well with the walk! Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Highly recommend: at 3rd waterfall, walk along stones through arch to base of waterfall - is class!!

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