Located on the southern coast of Iceland, Seljalandsfoss is one of the country's most spectacular waterfalls. Discover what to see and how to visit it!
With a cascade of water dropping 200 feet (60 meters) down a rock face, Seljalandsfoss is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. It also has the unique feature of a small cave behind the curtain of water which visitors can access via a slippery but safe path. Waterproof clothing is definitely required for this fun activity!
If you plan on visiting Seljalandsfoss in winter, we recommend bringing crampons to enjoy the experience comfortably.
A little off the tourist track and often unnoticed by visitors, located to the left of Seljalandsfoss is one of the best-kept treasures on the southern coast of Iceland: Gljúfrabúi, or Gljúfrafoss. It's smaller than its neighboring waterfall at 130 feet (40 meters) in height, but its location within a canyon makes it equally enchanting.
Taking care not to slip on the wet stones, it's possible to walk along the right bank of the stream to contemplate the waterfall - whose name means "Canyon Dweller" - in all its glory.
How to visit Seljalandsfoss?
Seljalandsfoss is located right next to Ring Road, so it's easy to get there with a rental car. If you'd prefer someone else to drive and would like to visit the waterfall with a guide, you can book an organized tour to Seljalandsfoss and other nearby sights like Skogafoss: Waterfalls and South Coast Tour.