Seljalandsfoss


Useful Information

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Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Public Domain.
Location: From Reykjavik follow Route 1 southeast, 110km. 20km after Hvolsvöllur turn left. Þórsmerkurvegur (63.529722, -19.513889)
Open: no restrictions.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: Speleologyerosional cave
Light: n/a
Dimension:
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Seljalandsfoss, Tel: +354-, Fax: +354-,
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History

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Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Public Domain.

Description

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Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Public Domain.
photography
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Public Domain.

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls on Iceland, and one reason is the cave. This is the waterfall with a cave behind. Actually that's not that special, the falling water erodes the rocks quite heavily where it hits the ground and typically the foot of the cliff face is eroded to form a huge cavern behind the waterfall. However, the cave is accessible by a trail and the outlook on the plain with the sea behind is quite exceptional. Really popular are kitschy sundown pictures (see right).

The waterfall is formed by the river Seljalandsá and has a height of 66m. It faces northwest, so it is in the shadow most of the day, including dusk. Photographers should visit in the evening, because of the northern location the sun will set very late and northwest. The waterfall is not far from Reykjavik and very popular, so if you want avoid the crowds there is only the early morning.