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Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi Waterfalls

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A unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá, about 30 km west of Skógar. It is 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. The fact that you can walk behind the waterfall is what makes it so special. The waterfall is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. Access to the waterfall is from the farm of Seljaland along the Ring Road, Iceland’s main highway. A little further to the west there are several other falls, among them the interesting Gljúfrabúi which is partially masked by its own canyon.

FAQ about Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi Waterfalls

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There is a walking trail behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall, make sure to wear water resistant outerlayer, there is quite a bit of sprey from the waterfall. In the winter time it can be quite icy behind the fall so be careful.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is on the south coast of Iceland, it can be seen from road 1, from Hotel Rangá it takes approximately 20 min to drive to the waterfall. 

There is a marked trail between Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi, it takes about 10 min (750 m).

Distances from Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi Waterfalls

It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Hotel Rangá to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 1 hr.  45 min to drive from Reykjavík to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Skógafoss to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. 

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