Seljalandsfoss is one of the most photogenic waterfalls in Iceland. For its killer combination of beauty and accessibility, it is one of those places we can truly call ‘an Icelandic Disneyland’ for tourists. Under the 60-meter tall waterfall there is a small lagoon and behind it there is a cave so it is possible to stand behind the falling water. However, please note that this part may be closed during the winter.
If you love the feeling of this waterfall but hate all the crowds of people, there is its ‘little brother’ nearby called Stícafoss, where you can get a similar experience but be alone..
How to find Seljalandsfoss:
Seljalandsfoss is situated on the south coast of Iceland 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Reykjavík very near to the Ring Road. If you are coming from Reykjavík (i.e. making the Ring Road anticlockwise), then you will see Seljalandsfoss long before you reach it. In the winter time (and at night), you can still enjoy the waterfall because there are lamps illuminating it.
There is a parking lot nearby (for 600 ISK). If you want to park for free somewhere near here, there is another parking lot right next to the Ring Road (GPS: 63.609663, -19.996318), from there, you have to continue on your own.
GPS coordinates of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall: 63.615610, -19.988154 Take me there!