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Another Stunning Iceland Waterfall

This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls ever. Not only this particular one, but the whole area it's located in, in combination with the small waterfalls trickling down along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls ever. Not only this particular one, but the whole area it's located in, in combination with the small waterfalls trickling down along the "cliff wall” beside it, and then over to Gljufurafoss, what a beautiful sight! You can’t miss it – you’ll see it from the road. Make sure you turn off... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the better waterfalls that we saw. There is a path that allows you to walk behind the fall which is unique. This is quick stop and is easily accessible from the main road.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a lovely stop, just off ring road. There are three separate waterfalls, and it appeared there was a longer hike if you had time above the waterfalls. The main waterfall, Saljalandsfoss, could be hiked behind, which was fun. Gorgeous area. All three falls were lovely, but the hike behind the waterfall was a nice twist. You will get... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seljalandsfoss is billed as Iceland's most popular waterfall. My guess is that there are two reasons for this. One, it is relatively close to the center of population, and thus more people get to see it. Two, you can walk right behind it. And how often do you get to do that? A trail goes directly behind the fall and... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful falls. A little rock climbing behind the falls. Just what our son's after a few hours drive. We visited during a rain shower to the falls weren't too crowded. Makes for great pictures.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Theis waterfall or the icelandic word FOSS has a very novel lormation. The rocks over which th ewaterfall cascades permits a tourist to walk through from behind the waterfall. ITs a wonderful sight to be behind the falls and have the water dropping like a curtain in front of you. It is a climb up to go behind the falls.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

SeljalandFoss are beautiful in their own quaint way.. Not a very large and powerful waterfall, but thats what makes its setting more beautiful. They cover a cavelike portion like a curtain. You can walk through and take some memorable snapshots from behind the falls. Its close to Vik and can be 1 of the stops you make on your way.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This waterfall is fairly close to the road and the car park. As you walk closer to it, the water sprays are considerable and the rocky ground is somewhat slippery. Wear warm clothes, preferably a water proof jacket with a hood, and comfortable trekking shoes. The very unique feature of this waterfall is that you can walk behind it and... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here while driving to Vik from hella. Gorgeous waterfalls, great photo opportunities. There's a little coffee shop there and restrooms. This was the first waterfall we saw in iceland up close. it actually is not as beautiful or impressive as some of the other waterfalls we saw, but it is definitely worth a stop while you're driving along... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This falls is huge and beautiful! You can walk behind it easily. It looks wet and slippery, but it is not at all. it was even raining when we went but still very safe and very photogenic. I am so glad we stopped here. Large parking lot as well. Saw a few people tent camping here. A gorgeous stop along... More 

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