I have always dreamt of a fairy tale scene of walking behind a waterfall. It is one of those scenes that remind me of Disney movies and makes me feel part of a dreamy scene. There are a few places that I did visit in India where I had come close to walking and standing behind a waterfall, but visiting Seljalandsfoss took the experience to the next level. The experience of standing behind a huge waterfall was surreal.
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Seljalandfoss is a very popular waterfalls in the Southern part of Iceland. Part of Selijalands River, Seljalandfoss is one of the natural wonders in Iceland and the waterfalls is around 65 meters high. Seljalandfoss is the Icelandic name that means “selling the land of waterfalls”.
To get to the waterfall, there is a short hike from the parking spot. This path of 15 minutes climb leads to the place that is behind the waterfall. Note that the some of the parts of this trail are very slippery. So ensure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes with a good grip.
Also Read | For other beautiful photographic opportunities in Iceland, refer my post Iceland, a traveler’s paradise.
The feeling of walking and standing behind the waterfall is mesmerising and breathtakingly beautiful. This is surely one of the coolest things I have done in my life.
How to get to Seljalandsfoss waterfall?
Seljalandsfoss is about 130 kilometers from the capital city Reykjavik. The waterfalls is accessible either by car or as part of one day tour from Reykjavik. And by road, the journey about 1 hour 30 minutes.
- There is a small parking fee of USD5 to park your vehicle. But be prepared for many vehicles as Seljalandsfoss is one of the major tourist spots in Iceland.
One Day tour to Iceland Waterfalls and Glaciers
Iceland is famous for ice and fire. Seljalandsfoss is one of the top waterfalls in Iceland. And as part of the one day tour to see the Iceland waterfalls and glaciers, I visited Seljalandsfoss. This is a one day tour that starts and ends at the capital city Reykjavik.
- Tour Name: Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day trip.
- Booking provider: Viator.
- Tour provider: Bustravel Iceland.
- Cost: AUD 113 per person including the pickup and drop from the hostel in Reykjavik.
The trip was very well organised and the driver was very friendly. All the places planned in the trip were spectacular and the itinerary was planned really well. It was a great day and I did have a nice time even though it was raining the whole time.
Another one day tour to do from Reykjavik is the Golden Circle Route. Visiting Iceland is incomplete without doing this tour.
Safety for Solo Female Travellers
Iceland is one of the safest countries to travel as a solo female traveler. I traveled solo and I had a great time in Iceland. There were any issues or concerns whatsoever. Even though some of the roads feel isolated when walking around the places, it is still very safe. However, like any other place in the world, be cautious and know your surroundings, especially at nights.
Seljalandsfoss is definitely one of the most beautiful places I visited in Iceland. The waterfall is extremely pretty, especially when the sun is out. Even though it was gloomy and raining when I visited, it was still amazing.
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