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.