Seljalandsfoss

  • It is quite popular to take photos behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss
    It is quite popular to take photos behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss in Iceland
    Seljalandsfoss in Iceland
  • Seljalandsfoss
    Seljalandsfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss is a picturesque and majestic fall.
    Seljalandsfoss is a picturesque and majestic fall.
  • During the Eyjafjallajokull eruption the whole area around the waterfall Seljalandsfoss was covered with ash and looked a bit gloomy.
    During the Eyjafjallajokull eruption the whole area around the waterfall Seljalandsfoss was covered with ash and looked a bit gloomy.

There are an almost endless number of waterfalls in Iceland. High and low, broad and narrow, this island has all the varieties. But, they all share a common feature; they are gorgeous in their own way. Particularly for people who have never seen waterfalls or are not used to passing by one when taking a Sunday drive out of their city or town. Of course, some are thunderous and menacing while others are melodic and inviting. One of the most visited waterfalls, though, is Seljalandsfoss. The waterfall is conveniently located near the Ring Road (1) and easily accessible by the road (249) leading to Þórsmörk in the lower parts of the Icelandic Highlands. It is in the river Seljalandsá and is own of the highest waterfalls in Iceland and drops 60 m from cliffs that were the coastline in long gone millenniums.  The river has its origins in the mighty and powerful volcano glacier Eyjafjallajokull.

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most visited places in Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is a picturesque and majestic waterfall. It is also unique and probably on the list of 10 most photographed natural wonders in Iceland. Not only is the waterfall captivating but you can also walk behind it on a walking trail.  It is also quite popular to take photos from behind the water, which makes it unique.   It is extraordinary experience being able to observe the surroundings from nature's backstage. Though the trails are wet and a bit slippery venturing behind Seljalandsfoss is by no means dangerous. You just have to be careful with your step and hiking shoes are preferred. During winter the whole surrounding and the trail behind the waterfall is very slippery and requires traction cleats.  Once there you will get a bit wet (not soaked) from the drizzle and ever so light breeze from the falls. But, never mind, you will dry very quickly.

Seljalandsfoss is a great place for photographers 

Seljalandsfoss is great for photography, especially at night with the Midnight Sun shining from the West.  It is also beautiful from any angle outside or behind.

Tours and things to do in the Southern Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the North Region. A tour from Akureyri or Húsavík to Jökulsárgljúfur. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.