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Seljalandsfoss, South Region

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Seljalandsfoss waterfall represents a dramatic single river that drops 60 m (200 ft) over a cave cliff. Situated between Selfoss and Skógafoss, this picturesque spot features a cave entrance that allows you to go behind the waterfall into the cave for a 360-degree view of the fall. Be prepared to get damp, as spray from the water often shoots into the cave. Treat yourself to a drink or pastry at the snack truck that is often nearby. Smaller waterfalls exist just a bit farther down the path, so if you're up for exploring, look for those as well. Plan your visit to Seljalandsfoss and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hvolsvollur family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This waterfall itself is actually like many other waterfalls in Iceland. But here you can go through behind the waterfall. Necessarily take rainproof clothing. It is definitely very wet. But it's worth.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Best waterfall experience in Iceland. Take the time to walk 400 meters to the West and check out the smaller falls that drop into a box canyon.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A rather hazardous walk behind the waterfall - but worth it for the sheer spectacle. Also, the surroundings are lushly green, with lots of wild flowers (well, when we visited in mid-summer). Fortunate...  more »

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