Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Gljufrabui Waterfalls In South Iceland

by David & Intan

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is one of the first falls you’ll see if you drive south on the Ring Road from Reykjavik.

It’s also one of the most popular and photogenic waterfalls in Iceland!

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!

What To Expect

When you’re done admiring the 60 meter (200 foot) falls from the front, you can walk behind them for another perspective.

Careful with your electronics near the falls, because there’s a lot of mist! Waterproof clothes can be handy here.

In the summer you can usually see a ton of wildflowers and rainbows near Seljalandsfoss.

Purple and yellow flowers at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Tourist posing at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Gljufrabui Waterfall

While you’re at Seljalandsfoss, don’t forget to visit the Gljufrabui waterfall too! This is a neat hidden waterfall that you can reach on a short 5 minute walk from Seljalandsfoss.

The 40 meter (130 foot) falls are hidden inside of a cave, but you can get a closer look by either walking through the front opening of the cave OR climbing up above it and peering through an opening in the ceiling of the cave. The top of the cave is accessed by a little ladder on the hill near the front. It’s hard to miss.

There is an insane amount of mist and moisture inside the cave, so I wouldn’t go in there without waterproof clothes and gear, or you’ll get very wet!

Gljufrabui Waterfall up close in Iceland

EXTRA: Gljufrabui Waterfall


Entrance Fees

No entry fee is required to visit Seljalandsfoss or Gljufrabui.

How To Get To Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Go south along the Ring Road (Route 1).

Seljalandsfoss is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Reykjavik, so it can easily be done as a day trip, along with Skogafoss and some other nearby attractions.


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Meslekler May 25, 2021 - 5:08 pm

Beautiful share. Thank you.


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