Visit Seljalandsfoss, South Iceland

Some places that we were given seem to have been created especially to give us the possibility to relax and enjoy the beauty of this world.
Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Iceland – image credit: Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA”

Some places that we were given seem to have been created especially to give us the possibility to relax and enjoy the beauty of this world. Stunning mountains, wonderful beaches, rain forests are what we look for when we want to disconnect from our daily routine and responsibilities. Many of us choose to spend holidays in the middle of nature and thus get a full battery charge. Well, Seljalandsfoss in south Iceland is such a place where words seem to be useless.

Iceland is well-known for its waterfalls and the most notable of them is Seljalandsfoss. The country has a north Arctic climate which is the reason why it rains so frequently and why there’s so much snow. There are many large glaciers in Iceland due to its near-Arctic location. During summer, these melt and thus feed many rivers. And that makes Iceland home to a great number of waterfalls.

Þórsmerkurvegur-Iceland
Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland - image credit: Space Butler [CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

As we’ve said before, Seljalandsfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in South Iceland.  You might wonder what makes this waterfall so special. Well, you can actually go behind it and this is definitely not something you can do with many waterfalls.

Dropping 60m over the cliffs, the waterfall is situated between Selfoss and Skògafoss and you can easily reach it thanks to the many tour buses that stop there or see it from the Ring Road. If you want to go by car, then you should know that the turnoff that leads to Seljalandsfoss is about 28 km west of Skògafoss on Road 249.

Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Iceland - image credit: Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA"

The views from the backside of the waterfall are worth every second. Check the pictures to see more about Seljalandsfoss and its beauty.

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