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We self drove from Reykjavik to see Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss- a long day but worth it however a lot of visitors at the same time which made the walk behind the falls more... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

We self drove from Reykjavik to see Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss- a long day but worth it however a lot of visitors at the same time which made the walk behind the falls more dangerous as people coming up and down on the same route. Try very early AM or late PM to avoid too many people. And YES - you... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Be prepared to get wet and cold at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall. The footpath was covered in sheet ice when we visited so we were unable to walk behind the waterfall, but did get as far as the splash zone. Wet weather gear is essential, and in winter so are crampons

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

The waterfall itself is impressive, but the place was full of tourists, so it kind of flattens the nature experience. Worth stopping at if you are driving by (as you probably are since it's right by the Road 1), but not worth a detour except early in the morning when it's probably more quiet. It's also possible to visit behind... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Beautiful from the front and back. You will get wet!! Bring an extra set of clothes. Slippery behind the waterfall so be careful when walking. A must see!

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Thank JR E
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We stopped at Seljalandsfoss on a day with a lot of rain/hail and wind, but it was totally worth it. The waterfall by itself is absolutely stunning, but when you add in the opportunity to walk behind it, it becomes a truly incredible experience. We got soaked, and loved every second of it. If you are driving the Ring Road... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Be ready to get wet if you really want to see all it has to offer. Good place and really fun, the other waterfall nearby was also impressive, follow the river inside.

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Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We went here twice. Once in the beginning of the trip and again at the end. The first time it was covered in snow, and the stairs leading up to it were iced over. Going behind the waterfall was a challenge. We were crawling our way to get behind the waterfall. If you do this, be careful. It is very... More 

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Another excellent waterfall , they are four waterfalls , on the big one we can pass behind and is wonderfull and wet

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

It is truly amazing that you get to walk behind this amazing waterfall and it's completely free! There is a little truck selling some snacks and hot drinks which is amazing if you go when it's cold, Don't forget a raincoat and sturdy shoes because you'll get wet and the rocks are slippery!

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Buckley, Washington
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Such a beautiful series of waterfalls. It was very easy to access as it is just off of Highway 1 which is the ring road around Iceland

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