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Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Ranked #14 of 314 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've never been behind a waterfall. I got to see and do that here :) Make sure you wear water proof shoes and clothes since you will be misted on. We went late in the day to avoid the tourists. But, my photos from behind the waterfall was dark. So, try to just take a video instead.

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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Impressive, if you visit it the first time. You almost have to queue to take the slippery path to the back of this waterfall. It is easy accessible from the ring road, does look beautiful and is the only one in Iceland you can walk behind. Watch out: By far not all (even expensive cameras) do take the water mist... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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