When you drive from reykjavik along the South Coast towards Vik, you can't but notice the huge farms in the area between Selfoss and Hvolsvollur. The area is made up of the fertile lowlands flanked on one side by the majestic Hekla. In the far distance, we spotted our destination of the South icelandic Highlands with the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. With our destination slowly getting closer, we got excited to visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The car park at the waterfall is very busy, and it made us aware again that iceland is a busy tourist destination.
After having paid the small car park fee, we made our way over to the waterfall which thunders down from a height of 40 meters.
The waterfall is unique as the shape of the waterfall and cavity behind the waterfall allow you to walk around it and view the waterfall from behind. The day we visted was dull and overcast, but on a sunny day you get fabulous views from behind the waterfall from where you can admire the multi-coloured rainbows created by the sunlight and water droplets. On the day we visited, we just got drenched due to the strong wind which lifted the water towards the back of the cavity where the path runs, but that made it even more spectacular. It is a fabulous location, but it is a very busy one. So the advise we give is to arrive very early or very late and enjoy the waterfall on your own.