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Address: Southern Iceland, Iceland
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Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Ready to Get Wet?

A must do experience! Walking behind the fall was exhilarating, but come prepared to get wet. We had waterproof jackets and hiking shoes, but our jeans were really wet. Make sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Pataskala, Ohio
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Pataskala, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must do experience! Walking behind the fall was exhilarating, but come prepared to get wet. We had waterproof jackets and hiking shoes, but our jeans were really wet. Make sure your camera can fit in your pocket or under your jacket. I didn't bring my large camera with the lens because it would have been ruined. Some people had... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went there on a cold but bright day towards the end of April, when the guide was in some doubt as to whether we would be able to go behind the waterfall. As it was, there turned out to be ice on the path and she immediately decided that it wouldn't be safe. So we went up close, but... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

His was by far my favourite waterfall in Iceland. It is not the biggest or most powerful but I think the most beautiful. It's right off ring road and doesn't require any hiking to get to so there's no excuse not to go. You can walk right behind it and every vantage point of these falls is incredible. Follow the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit and part of the south coast tour. The waterfall flows over ancient sea cliffs and into a pool at the bottom. The best part is walking behind the waterfall although be prepared to get wet. A little shop, café and toilets on site.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Unless you walk behind the waterfall, there's nothing extraordinary about this, especially if you plan on visiting the countless other waterfalls around Iceland, such as Skogafoss, Gullfoss, or Selfoss. However, if you are already driving along the southern coast along Route 1, there's no reason why you shouldn't drop by since this attraction is right on the main road. From... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A lovely waterfall easily spotted from the Ring Road (towards Jokurlason glacier). We stopped and had a small snack over there and enjoyed the view and the walking path(s) on the site. You can even walk behind it, but you'll get wet for sure. We were lucky to have a rainbow and sunny weather making it even more spectacular. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

An amazing sight and a must do in Iceland! The weather made it very dangerous to venture behind the waterfall but we hope to return one day in the summer to tick that off the list!

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Boca Raton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Do not miss this beautiful water fall. It is right off of the Ring Road and you can hike up to and behind the falls. Beautiful, fun and WET! It's not a bad drive from Reykjavik and most of the tour operators include this waterfall as part of their packaged tours (not the Golden Circle, though). It is definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visit this fall and be sure to walk behind, but also walk to the other falls nearby. They will often be neglected but for us, the last fall was my fave because we walked into the fall and it was just the two of us. Breathtaking experience for us.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Seljalandsfoss is a terrific waterfall and the idea of walking behind it is splendid. However, as splendid of an idea as it may be, the execution of this idea leaves a little to be desired. It seems by my limited time in Iceland that they like the rugged and untouched feel to their national sites. However, when you are trying... More 

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