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"Seljalandsfoss waterfall." Top 5 Page for this destination Iceland Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

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Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and one of my favourite waterfalls here. It is ca 60 meters high and it is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a must visiting Seljalandsfoss when driving the south-coast, you will not regret it :) It is possible to walk behind the waterfall, but take care as it can get slippery and you will get wet from the drizzle. I've noticed that English people in particular take the opposite route behind the waterfall, Icelanders always start from the right side but the English from the left side (up the stairs) which leads to people meeting on the narrow path behind the waterfall.

If you want to escape the crowd of people visiting Seljalandsfoss it is best to go there in the evening, you can even get so lucky to have the waterfall just to yourself (if that is what you are looking for) :) It is not far from Reykjavík, only ca 120 kilometres so you can take a day trip and visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss (see my next tip) and return back to Reykjavík the same day. I have added a website of a guided day-tour which takes you from Reykjavík to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and a hike on Mýrdalsjokull glacier plus a tour on the black beaches.

You can see the waterfall from the Ring-road long before you reach it and it is a beautiful sight watching it getting closer and closer.

There is a camp-site in Hamragarðar, which is right next to the waterfall and a big parking-lot and toilet-facilities.

Address: Between Seljalandsmúli & Hamragarðar, S-Iceland
Directions: It is just off Ring-road 1, 120 km from Reykjavík, turn left on Seljalandsmúli nr. 249 (coming from Reykjavík) and drive 1 kilometer and it is right by the road.

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  • Updated May 11, 2015
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