Seljalandsfoss waterfall is a beautiful waterfall along the South Coast of Iceland. It cascades over steep cliffs and that makes it possible to walk behind it. 

There are many incredible waterfalls along the South Coast of Iceland, and perhaps none as breathtaking as the waterfalls east of the village Hvolsvollur. Most of these waterfalls are fed by melting water from the famous volcano with the unpronounceable name, Eyjafjallajokull.

The first of these waterfalls is the popular Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfall falls more than 60 meters down into a beautiful meadow.

What makes the waterfall a unique attraction is the fact that you can walk behind it. If you choose to do so, we advise that you wear good shoes and a rain coat, since the path can be slippery and you are bound to get wet.

However, standing behind the waterfall is a truly remarkable experience, and the path offers a splendid view of the meadow. Make sure you don’t forget your camera, but please note, that it might get wet.

The perfect place for a picnic

Not far from the parking lot is an old abandoned farm. The field around it makes a perfect place for a picnic, where you can enjoy the best of what Iceland has to offer. Just let us know if you want us to arrange a picnic there, while exploring the South Coast.

There’s also another hidden waterfall a short hiking distance from the farm, which is also worth exploring.

When is the best time to see Seljalandsfoss waterfall?

During summer this is a immensely popular tourist attraction. If you wish to steer clear of the tourist crowds, we recommend that we stop by the waterfall either early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

In winter the path that takes you behind the waterfall is closed off due to risk of falling ice. However, the waterfall is just as beautiful in winter and, an added bonus, this is a superb Northern Lights spot. The waterfall makes a nice backdrop for the perfect Northern lights picture.

Would you like to explore the South Coast?

If you wish to explore the South Coast and see Seljalandsfoss waterfall, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are more than happy to help you create the perfect South Coast tour.