The extraordinarily lovely Seljalandsfoss waterfall tumbles right into a flat space of meadowland and lies on the River Seljalandsá which emanates from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. It’s positioned in southern Iceland, a 1¾ drive from Reykjavik and might be seen from the Route 1 ring highway. From Route 1, simply observe Highway 249 (which ends up in Þórsmörk) for a brief distance and you will see a carpark close by.
Seljalandsfoss is much less highly effective than different waterfalls akin to Gullfoss and Dettifoss and comparatively slim, but falls a considerable distance of 60 metres, cascading over a cliff that was as soon as a part of Iceland’s southern shoreline.
A large cavern undercuts the cliff and what’s distinctive in regards to the waterfall is you can stroll beneath it, with Summer season guests capable of observe a path that encircles this magificent cascade. Waterproofs are really helpful as there’s numerous mist and spray. The trail can be fairly moist and might be slippery in locations so care must be taken alongside the route. It’s closed within the winter months as a result of falling ice and was additionally closed for a interval in 2017 when rocks falling down from above offered a big threat.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall is among the most well-known falls in all of Iceland and featured in Justin Bieber’s I’ll Present You music video, together with plenty of different landmarks akin to the aircraft wreck and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, in addition to in episode one of many third season of Star Trek: Discovery and within the sixth season of US actuality TV collection, The Superb Race.
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The waterfall might be seen from all angles however the most effective views is from behind it, notably should you’re capable of seize the setting solar on the similar time.
There are few business institutions within the neighborhood which additional provides to the attraction and attraction of the waterfall. Guests travelling a brief distance north of Seljalandsfoss also can see the lesser-known Gljúfrabúi waterfall down a slim canyon, though entry to it’s a little much less simple and requires you to wade by way of the gorge in entrance of it. As soon as once more, watch out of slippery rocks.
Planning a visit to Iceland your self? You’ll be able to watch a video from our journey to Iceland right here. Footage from Seljalandsfoss might be seen between 5m 48s and 5m 55s:
Disclosure: Our journey to Iceland was additionally sponsored by Helly Hansen.