Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, south Iceland

GPS POINTS N63° 36′ 54.714″ W19° 59′ 17.799″

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, south Iceland

Location: South Iceland
Directions from Reykjavík to Seljalandsfoss on Google maps.
Duration: Cirka 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from Reykjavík to Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is a magnificent waterfall and is located in the south of Iceland, along the main road on highway 1. Seljalandsfoss is Seljalandsár’s first waterfall, which originates at Hamragarðar- and Seljalandsheidi. The waterfall is 65 m. at the height, falling out of ancient sea cliffs. As the climate began to warm towards the end of the last ice age, the ice melted rapidly, and at the same time the sea level rose. As the ice eased out, the country lifted in search of a new balance. As a result, the sea followed the ice edge into the land and swamped the entire Southern Lowlands.

You can walk around Seljalandsfoss and observe it from all angles. The road can get pretty wet, but it is always dry when behind the waterfall. The balmy waterfall and the rainbow that glow in the water complexes as the sun shines on the waterfall create an unforgettable experience. The environment around the waterfall is very beautiful with its vegetated slopes, hammers, waterfalls and caves. The streams then flow into the Markar River.

From Reykjavik: Take Highway 1 to Selfoss. You will cross through the town of Hveragerdi until you arrive at Selfoss. From there, continue on highway 1 east. You will drive through the town of Hella and Hvolsvollur. From Hvolsvollur, the drive takes about 20 minutes (22KM) until you will see Seljalandsfoss waterfall on your left. Make a left turn and park your car on the pakring lot next to the waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is situated on the south coast of Iceland and is close to many exciting spots that draw attention from visitors and locals alike. Once you have visited Seljalandsfoss, you can continue on your route east to witness many of Iceland’s most popular attractions, including Skógarfoss Waterfall, Sólheimajökull glacier, Black Sand Beach, Dyrholaey, and Vik in Myrdal. All those magnificent places are within a half-hour drive from Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.