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Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Ranked #12 of 317 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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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were really excited to see this waterfall after all the incredible pictures we've seen online beforehand. But as you walk up to it and behind it, you realize it's even more jaw dropping in person. Absolutely incredible. It was one of those "wet" mornings in Iceland, but still it was beautiful. A must see!!!

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Seljalandsfoss is great for photos in the late afternoon or sunset, due to the sunlight shining upon the entire waterfall. Otherwise, you have a harsh contrast in your photos. Make sure to hike behind the waterfall, also!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This waterfall is one of three that are easily accessible on the South Coast. As others have mentioned, this one is unique and great because you can walk behind the falls. I suggest wearing a raincoat, even on a sunny day because you will get wet. The hike behind the falls could be hard for some people so take that... More

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived at the falls right as the sun was setting. It was magical walking behind the falls to watch the sky light up with the setting sun.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wow! Impressive, the fact that you can walk in and behind the waterfall. But you should be in ok shape to do so, some narrow and steep trails getting back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The only waterfall in Iceland that you can walk behind. A bit slippery and wet but well worth taking the walk behind it! Do not miss it!

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