Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is located in South Iceland, about 20 miles west of Skógar, right off of Iceland’s main highway, Ring Road.
How do you get there? There are plenty of tour buses that stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the South Iceland Tour, but we rented a car so we could stay as long as we wanted. Driving straight from Reykjavik to Seljalandsfoss takes about one hour and 45 minutes, however, if you’re planning on seeing Seljalandsfoss, make it worth your while and also consider stopping at Skogafoss, Dyrhólaey, Reynisdrangar, and Vik. Per usual, whenever driving on your own accord, add 30 – 45 minutes to your agenda for jaw dropping picture opportunities. Google Map it.
Why should you go? The waterfall is one of a kind, allowing viewers to walk up to and behind the falls. However, wear a waterproof jacket and hiking boots, as you’ll get wet and muddy if hiking up close. As you are walking towards the falls, there is a steep hill to the right, if you have decent hiking boots, good balance, and don’t mind getting dirty, I would recommend climbing up to get a better view.
How much time should be spent there? You could spend 15-30 minutes, but SHOULD spend an hour getting up close and personal with the falls and walking around the area.
How much does it cost? It’s free. Located close by are restrooms and a mobile concession stand with treats, beverages, and homemade Icelandic lamb soup. It’s always a good idea to at least get a snack and a drink when you have the chance, as restaurants and larger towns are few and far between.
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