Seljalandsfoss, Final Waterfall in Iceland

I saw a lot of waterfalls in Iceland. Gullfoss was definitely the most impressive and beautiful, but Seljalandsfoss was certainly an interesting stop along the southern coast tour.Seljalandsfoss

At the end of the tour, after visiting Skogafoss, Vik, and a glacier, we made the final stop at Seljalandsfoss on the way back to Reykjavik. Other than while we were on the beach in Vik, the weather hadn’t been good for walking around outside–it was overcast and rained off and on all day.

From afar, the 200-foot waterfall isn’t that picturesque, at least not in the dreary weather (I’ve seen other photos of it during summer that make it look much nicer).Seljalandsfoss10

The best reason to visit Seljalandsfoss is that it’s the only waterfall you can walk behind.

Some additional photo editing was necessary to see the path clearly
Some additional photo editing was necessary to see the path clearly

There’s a trail that goes around and behind the narrow falls. Toward the end, it looked like the trail ended, or rather it looked a bit unsafe in the rain. After watching the Australian in the tour group walk up, I followed, as did a few others in the group.

The view from behind the falls
The view from behind the falls

There were other small waterfalls and streams along the trail heading away from the tour bus, but we turned back rather quickly as the rain became heavier and our watches told us it was getting close to time to return to Reykjavik.

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