Seljalandsfoss
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  • Lauren
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    This is the most beautiful waterfall I have seen! Also be sure to check out the other waterfall that is to left of Seljalandsfoss, the one in the cave. The gift shop is expensive as usually for Iceland though. Definitely come in the afternoon so the sun is facing the waterfall and not behind it. Overall a fantastic stop and a beautiful waterfall!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Susan D
    Huntington Beach, California1,701 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Great Fun
    Gorgeous waterfall The unique thing about this waterfall is you can walk behind it. It's a little slippery and you will definitely get wet but its so worth it. If you have them wear some waterproof pants over your other pants and of course a rain jacket preferably with a hood. It's so fun. The walk from the parking lot is an easy stroll and there are some food kiosks for a snack and drinks. A great and beautiful adventure. on the left side of the parking lot there is a place to fill your water bottle with pure fresh water.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts38,679 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for kids and adults
    The last stop of our tour was at Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui Waterfalls. So much fun for kids and adults! We came very close to the falls but didn’t venture to pass under them and get an unwanted shower. 😊 I took a lot of pictures and said hello to two very friendly sheep, who came really close to greet us. There is a nice little shop, where you can buy good soup and a sandwich.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • spitzy135
    949 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Cool Even if You Don’t Walk Behind
    This is the famous and beautiful “walk behind” waterfall that we saw on our South Coast tour. However, we viewed it as close as we could without walking behind. The path taking you up to the waterfall has a handrail and is an easy walk. But as you get closer this path loses the handrail, and you must climb over an area of large wet rocks to get to a muddy path that gets you behind the waterfall. Our travel guide warned us it is slippery. The day we went it was raining and very windy. Even though we had hiking shoes, we didn’t want to chance it. We are senior citizens, but we are very active. We weren’t the only ones that didn’t walk behind, many younger people decided against it too. The waterfall is lovely to look at from the three sides we could easily see. Just be aware the entire path is not easy. I see some people commenting on wearing rain ponchos to view this waterfall, and for other Icelandic excursions. You will get wet as you get near this waterfall. We also had wind and rain the day we went, which is very common weather in Iceland. Ponchos are useless. They blow up around your face, leaving your body soaked. We had waterproof rain jackets with a hood, waterproof pants and waterproof hiking shoes. We didn’t need them on all our tours, but boy did they come in handy when we did, and they kept us warm and dry. They are a good investment for an Iceland trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • sabrinak136
    New Orleans, Louisiana1,481 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seljalandsfoss
    Have you ever walked behind an enormous waterfall? If you have not had this experience then visiting Seljalandsfoss is a must while vacationing in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is located in South Iceland. You can obtain access driving directly or taking one of The Ring Road tours. An Interesting fact is that Seljalandsfoss means waterfall in Icelandic. This waterfall is one of the few in Iceland where you have an opportunity to walk behind the falls however, this can only be done during certain seasons due to ice in the winter. Seljalandsfoss is amazing to see during the summer months but prepare yourself for the short journey. Make sure to wear some type of rain jacket and make sure your electronics are protected. It is fun but be prepared to get wet for a moment. There is a concrete path that leads to the trail however, there is a point when it becomes only rocks so make sure that you have the mobility to safely navigate this area. It is a short trip and relatively easy trip however, if an individual has mobility issues I suggest to enjoy the beauty of the falls from afar. Seljalandsfoss provided my son and I with our first opportunity to see a waterfall so close up and this experience did not disappoint. It was a rare up close and personal opportunity to experience the beauty of an amazing waterfall. I highly recommend adding a visit to your to do list while visiting Iceland.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 February 2024
  • CINDYROSE720
    Denver, Colorado1,355 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better in summer
    2024-March. We visited through a group tour. It was the 4th stop of our tour. There were a lot of parking spaces for vehicles. Tour buses parked closer to the falls. Our guide said there were restrooms and snacks for purchase beside the parking lot. It was cloudy, snowing, and windy when we went. The ground is a combination of gravel, rocks, boulders, and a grated staircase. There were metal handrails at the beginning of the staircase. Then a rope that doesn't serve any purpose because it was very loose. It was very windy so we only went 1/3 of the way to the back of the falls. This is Iceland's bucket list, a must-see if you visit Iceland. Please give a thumbs up if this review helped you in any way.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 March 2024
  • EdK59
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom1,048 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seljalandsfoss
    Want to experience walking behind a waterfall, then this one is for you. You will no doubt get wet so do wear waterproofs and watch out for slippery rocks and also ice. Not for the feint-hearted and those unsteady on their feet. Keep children close. Quite a view from behind the falling water.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 March 2024
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Amanda S
Östersund, Sweden23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Most beautiful waterfall ive ever seen. It was so mesmerizing. 😍 Definitely worth visit. Dont forget the raincoat. ;)
Written 31 March 2024
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EdK59
Sevenoaks, UK1,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Want to experience walking behind a waterfall, then this one is for you. You will no doubt get wet so do wear waterproofs and watch out for slippery rocks and also ice. Not for the feint-hearted and those unsteady on their feet. Keep children close. Quite a view from behind the falling water.
Written 28 March 2024
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CINDYROSE720
Denver, CO1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
2024-March. We visited through a group tour. It was the 4th stop of our tour.

There were a lot of parking spaces for vehicles. Tour buses parked closer to the falls. Our guide said there were restrooms and snacks for purchase beside the parking lot.

It was cloudy, snowing, and windy when we went.

The ground is a combination of gravel, rocks, boulders, and a grated staircase. There were metal handrails at the beginning of the staircase. Then a rope that doesn't serve any purpose because it was very loose.

It was very windy so we only went 1/3 of the way to the back of the falls.

This is Iceland's bucket list, a must-see if you visit Iceland.

Please give a thumbs up if this review helped you in any way.
Written 19 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA1,481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Have you ever walked behind an enormous waterfall? If you have not had this experience then visiting Seljalandsfoss is a must while vacationing in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is located in South Iceland. You can obtain access driving directly or taking one of The Ring Road tours.
An Interesting fact is that Seljalandsfoss means waterfall in Icelandic. This waterfall is one of the few in Iceland where you have an opportunity to walk behind the falls however, this can only be done during certain seasons due to ice in the winter.
Seljalandsfoss is amazing to see during the summer months but prepare yourself for the short journey. Make sure to wear some type of rain jacket and make sure your electronics are protected. It is fun but be prepared to get wet for a moment. There is a concrete path that leads to the trail however, there is a point when it becomes only rocks so make sure that you have the mobility to safely navigate this area. It is a short trip and relatively easy trip however, if an individual has mobility issues I suggest to enjoy the beauty of the falls from afar.
Seljalandsfoss provided my son and I with our first opportunity to see a waterfall so close up and this experience did not disappoint. It was a rare up close and personal opportunity to experience the beauty of an amazing waterfall. I highly recommend adding a visit to your to do list while visiting Iceland.
Written 18 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

spitzy135
Buffalo, NY949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is the famous and beautiful “walk behind” waterfall that we saw on our South Coast tour. However, we viewed it as close as we could without walking behind. The path taking you up to the waterfall has a handrail and is an easy walk. But as you get closer this path loses the handrail, and you must climb over an area of large wet rocks to get to a muddy path that gets you behind the waterfall. Our travel guide warned us it is slippery.

The day we went it was raining and very windy. Even though we had hiking shoes, we didn’t want to chance it. We are senior citizens, but we are very active. We weren’t the only ones that didn’t walk behind, many younger people decided against it too. The waterfall is lovely to look at from the three sides we could easily see. Just be aware the entire path is not easy.

I see some people commenting on wearing rain ponchos to view this waterfall, and for other Icelandic excursions. You will get wet as you get near this waterfall. We also had wind and rain the day we went, which is very common weather in Iceland. Ponchos are useless. They blow up around your face, leaving your body soaked. We had waterproof rain jackets with a hood, waterproof pants and waterproof hiking shoes. We didn’t need them on all our tours, but boy did they come in handy when we did, and they kept us warm and dry. They are a good investment for an Iceland trip.
Written 9 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

big_rog1
Harrogate, UK2,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Good waterfall that you can walk behind plus a few other waterfalls to explore.Pay and display car park so we parked outside it for free.Good photo opportunities
Written 7 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The last stop of our tour was at Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui Waterfalls. So much fun for kids and adults! We came very close to the falls but didn’t venture to pass under them and get an unwanted shower. 😊

I took a lot of pictures and said hello to two very friendly sheep, who came really close to greet us.

There is a nice little shop, where you can buy good soup and a sandwich.
Written 15 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Susan D
Huntington Beach, CA1,701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Gorgeous waterfall The unique thing about this waterfall is you can walk behind it. It's a little slippery and you will definitely get wet but its so worth it. If you have them wear some waterproof pants over your other pants and of course a rain jacket preferably with a hood. It's so fun. The walk from the parking lot is an easy stroll and there are some food kiosks for a snack and drinks. A great and beautiful adventure. on the left side of the parking lot there is a place to fill your water bottle with pure fresh water.
Written 19 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Spencer W
Carmel, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is absolutely one of the coolest waterfalls I've ever visited. Definitely hike behind the falls and wear your waterproof gear. And then take the walk to the west and see the other falls that are nearby, especially Gljufrabui which was pretty spectacular as well and definitely worth the additional walk.
Written 23 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lauren
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is the most beautiful waterfall I have seen! Also be sure to check out the other waterfall that is to left of Seljalandsfoss, the one in the cave. The gift shop is expensive as usually for Iceland though. Definitely come in the afternoon so the sun is facing the waterfall and not behind it. Overall a fantastic stop and a beautiful waterfall!
Written 18 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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