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Seljalandsfoss Tours

Seljalandsfoss
A slim cascade of water slicing through the air and pooling in the Seljalands River below, Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most photogenic waterfalls. Because the falls’ chute of water is so narrow, visitors can also step behind Seljalandsfoss for a unique vantage point.
 
The Basics
Plunging from a height of around 197 feet (60 meters), Seljalandsfoss might not be Iceland’s mightiest waterfall, but it’s certainly one of its most famous, forming a dramatic arch of water that dominates the picturesque Thórsmörk valley. A footpath runs all the way around the waterfall, allowing visitors to stand within feet of the rushing water, amid the spray at the foot of the Eyjafjoll mountains.
 
Guided sightseeing tours of Iceland’s south coast typically include a stop at Seljalandsfoss and allow time to explore the waterfall from the front and back. South coast tours usually also visit the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, Solheimajokull glacier, and Skógafoss waterfall. You can travel in a regular bus or in a big-wheeled Super Jeep that can handle the toughest terrain.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Seljalandsfoss is a must-see for nature enthusiasts and photographers.
  • Wear waterproof clothing if you plan to go behind the waterfall, as getting sprayed is inevitable.
  • The path is often closed in winter when heavy rainfall makes it slippery and dangerous.
 
How to Get There
Seljalandsfoss is just off the Ring Road, less than two hours’ drive from Reykjavik. Driving along the Ring Road, you can see the waterfall long before you reach it. Skógafoss, another well-known Icelandic waterfall, is just 25 minutes farther south along the road. Alternatively, skip the hassle of driving by joining a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The summer months bring wildflowers all around the waterfall and long daylight hours. Those long days mean you can visit late in the evening and avoid the daytime crowds. Travelers can also visit after dark or in the depth of winter, however, when floodlights illuminate the falls.
 
Gljufrabui
After visiting Seljalandsfoss, walk 10 minutes north to Gljúfrabúi waterfall. Partially hidden behind a rock face, Gljúfrabúi is something of a hidden gem compared to the hugely popular Seljalandsfoss.
Address: Seljalandsfoss, South Iceland, Iceland
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Trip from Reykjavik

Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Discover the scenery of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Journey past lava fields, icebergs, and glacier lakes as you explore the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Keep your camera poised as you admire the black-sand beaches and dramatic rock formations of Vik, as well as the mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast Full Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik

South Coast Full Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik

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Travel by luxury minibus through a volcanic landscape along the south coast of Iceland. See the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara, and the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier on this day trip from Reykjavik. Spot puffins, if you’re lucky, and get a look at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted in 2010. Round-trip hotel transport is provided.
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover southern Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and learn about the area's geology and then go behind the cascading water at Seljalandfoss waterfall.
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  • 14 hours
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Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik

Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik

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Explore the rugged scenery of Iceland's south Coast on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Stops include Reynisfjara Beach, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólaheimasandur Glacier, and other photo-worthy locations. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels included.
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Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches

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Marvel at the natural splendor of Iceland’s South Coast on an exhilarating full-day tour from Reykjavik. Gaze at the magnificent Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; absorb the frozen witchery of the Solheimajökull Glacier; and see the alluring black sands of Reynisfjara’s shore.
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South Shore Adventure from Reykjavik

South Shore Adventure from Reykjavik

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, flora, and fauna of Iceland on this full-day excursion down the country's south coast. Onboard a climate-controlled coach with your naturalist guide, visit sites like the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and the Reynisdrangar rock formations near the charming coastal town of Vik. All activities and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik are included.
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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

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Experience Iceland's southern coast—full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches—on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. Visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience. Upgrade to include round-trip transport from your hotel.
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South Coast: Glacier Hike, LAVA Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

South Coast: Glacier Hike, LAVA Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

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Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
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Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

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Don’t miss sthe beautiful sights of Iceland’s southern coast on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. See the famous Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, and Westman Islands. Plus, enjoy a stroll on the black-sand beach, Reynisfjara. With hotel pickup and drop-off included and all your stops scheduled out for you, it’s easy to explore the southern coast without putting the time into planning the whole day yourself.
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

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Discover the frozen enchantment of Europe's largest glacier lagoon on a full-day tour of the legendary Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, travel along the scenic south coast and admire views of black sand beaches and dramatic rock formations before arriving at the extraordinary Glacier Lagoon. Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs as you explore the area. On the return journey, discover the splendor of Séljalandsdoss Waterfall with its 60m drop, and relax during the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel by comfortable coach.
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  • 14 hours
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South Coast: Volcanoes, waterfalls & Viking dinner at the Viking house

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Discover renowned locations along Iceland’s stunning southern coast during this full-day, attraction-packed guided tour. Highlights include a peek at three of the island’s most active volcanoes, a visit to the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and a stop at Black Sand Beach, featured in “Game of Thrones.” Tours include enriching commentary from your guide and a tasty, traditional lunch.
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Golden Circle & South Coast Day Tour

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The Golden Circle route and the South Coast are home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders—waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic landscapes. This tour combines the highlights of both into one day and is ideal for those short on time. Visit the Thingvellir National Park and see the ‘Geysir’ geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle. Then, continue along the South Coast, stopping at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and the black sand beach of Reynisdrangar.
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Private Day Trip to the Icelandic South Coast from Reykjavik: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Reynisfjara Black Beach

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Discover the wonders of Iceland’s southern coast on a private day trip from Reykjavik. Take in the volcanic landscape that runs along the Atlantic shoreline as you make your way to natural attractions like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara, a black-sand beach. You’ll also make a stop in the town of Vik.
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the ‘land of fire and ice’ as you journey between the glaciers and lavafields of Iceland’s south coast. Set out on a private full-day tour from Reykjavik and get off-the-beaten-track as you wind through the Hellisheidi mountain pass and along the coast. Keep your camera close to hand as you pass a startling array of scenery, including the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers. Stop to admire the dramatic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; the black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey and Vik, and the lush pastures of Mýrdalur valley.
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik

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Get to know Iceland's southern coast and embark on a glacier hike during this full-day tour. With your small group of fellow travelers (less than 20 for any tour), visit the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Sólheimajökull Glacier. Round-trip hotel transportation via minibus and all safety gear (harness, ice axe, carabiners, and crampons) included.
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  • 12 hours
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South Coast Waterfalls, Black Bach & Glacier Adventure | Small Group Day Tour

South Coast Waterfalls, Black Bach & Glacier Adventure | Small Group Day Tour

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Marvel at some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and glaciers along its south coast during this 12-hour small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Travel with no more than 19 guests as you visit the well-known torrents at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and then explore lesser-known waterfalls like Kvernufoss and Irafoss. You’ll also take a hike on Solheimajokull glacier and check out Reynisfjara Beach.
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Small-group Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) Day Trip from Reykjavík

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Feast your senses on the frozen majesty of Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon on an enchanting full-day excursion from Reykjavik. With an expert guide, travel to the charming village of Vik to marvel at the area’s spectacular rock formations and black sand beaches, and admire breath-taking volcanic landscapes as you approach the legendary Glacier Lagoon before returning back to Reykjavik.
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  • 14 hours
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3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls

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Leave the driving and travel planning to the experts on this 3-day tour around Iceland's south coast and Golden Circle. Enjoy an unrushed experience that allows plenty of time to soak in the sights and atmosphere of a wild landscape filled with glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, waterfalls, and geysers before finishing with an ice cave exploring adventure at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
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  • 3 days
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3-Day Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Fjadrargljufur Canyon

3-Day Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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Save money and fully immerse yourself into the region on this 3-day guided tour that takes in all the highlights of Iceland's Golden Circle route in a single trip. This un-rushed tour takes you to such attractions as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the spouting Geysir, Reynisfjara black-sand beach, and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you go on an ice cave and glacier hiking adventure
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South Coast by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

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Explore the black sand beaches, vast glaciers and mighty waterfalls of Iceland’s South Coast on a Super Jeep tour filled with spectacular scenery. Marvel at the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, venture off-the-beaten-track to the Gljúfurárfoss waterfall, walk the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and visit Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village.
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  • 12 hours
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2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

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Get out of Reykjavik for an exciting 2-day excursion to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Explore the south coast of Iceland with a professional guide. Hike among waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, experience the mysterious blue caves, learn to cross Iceland’s largest glacier, and even get a chance to hunt the elusive Northern Lights. This adventure will not soon be forgotten.
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South Coast Sagas tour by minibus from Reykjavík

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Follow the trail of the Vikings from Reykjavik toward Selfoss and Hvollsvöllur on this south coast of Iceland day tour. In a small group that’s limited to just 14 people, you’ll travel south where mountain glaciers and waterfalls provide scenery on one side, and beaches of black volcanic sand frame wild seas on the other. Stops at Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Reynisfjara are included along with some lesser-known, yet equally dramatic, sights through the day.
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  • 10 hours
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8 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

8 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 8-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head to West Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula and find some hidden gems and locations to experience, such as Kirkjufell mountain, lava pillars, a white beach and waterfalls. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves.
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  • 8 days
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Day Trip to the Hidden Valley of Thor Thorsmork from Reykjavik

Day Trip to the Hidden Valley of Thor Thorsmork from Reykjavik

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Explore the beautiful valley of Thórsmörk, a favorite spot for nature lovers in Iceland. Travel with an experienced guide in a sturdy Jeep that can handle bumpy terrain, allowing you to go deep into this spectacular wilderness. En route, you’ll see the towering Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the outlet glacier of Gígjökull, part of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Your Jeep splashes through streams and over rough terrain on your way to the valley bottom, where you can take guided hikes through the stunning unspoiled landscape.
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  • 10 hours
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