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Seljalandsfoss

Address: Southern Iceland, Iceland
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$163*
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Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik
98%
Ranked #8 of 290 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not far off the main ring road this stunning waterfall makes a great stop off for a campsite, picnic or stretch of the legs. A short walk takes you right under the falls. All the more stunning in winter with parts of the falls frozen.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A stunning waterfall you can walk behind, but very busy with tourists. Dont miss the Gljúfrafoss a short walk away from the car park - no people and a beautiful falls hidden in a canyon. you can climb to the top (some srambling, metal chains, ladders) or walk through the stream if it allows to get under the falls. One... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was a long drive from Reykjavik but well worth the trip. We rented a car and did the drive on our own - hitting up both Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. All-in-all about 5 hours round-trip from the capital but such beautiful country and lots to see along the way.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You can see by the images that this is a great, picturesque waterfall. It's very popular but if you are self-drive you can spend a little time here and maybe get it when there are less other people visiting. We found that groups appeared and mobbed the falls, but were not there too long before moving on. But we went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This waterfall is very popular as it is just off the main ring road and is at a huge car park where people catch the bus into Porsmork. There is a walk behind the falls - just be aware that you will get wet!. There are many viewing points around the falls. To one side of the falls, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

This is about an hour or so out of Reykjavik. Pretty drive, even on a cloudy day. You can see the falls from a distance - quite spectacular. There is a little food wagon there with drinks and fresh baked treats. Also restrooms. After parking, a short way takes you to the falls, which you can actually hike behind. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you have the time, I highly recommend taking the unmarked path up to see the waterfall from the top! It took us about 15-20 minutes to hike up the well worn in path that is left of the falls a couple hundred meters and the view was remarkable!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Having had a wet couple of days, it was time to see the topped up waterfalls on the South coast. The car park has toilets, a snack bar and information boards if you need any of those and the fall itself is a short easy walk. Only slightly tougher is the walk behind the falls but if you want to... More 

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