Iceland: Seljalandsfoss

On our third full day in Iceland, we packed a bag, jumped into the car, and started to drive east on Route 1, the Ring Road, toward Vik and the southeastern corner of the country.


Our first stop:  Seljalandsfoss.


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Seljalandfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls.  The Seljalandsá river drops 200 feet over a cliff.

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There are other smaller falls just down the cliff face.  Iceland is just riddled with them!

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This waterfall is very beautiful.  But its most remarkable feature is that you can walk behind it!

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The walls behind the falls were literally alive.  Teeming with mosses, lichen, ferns, and drippy green stuff.

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By the time we emerged on the other side of the trail, we had been thoroughly soaked by the spray from the falls.  While we were climbing up the far side to return to the car, the wind blew the falling water basically right onto us.  We were drenched!  But it was completely worth it.  Even the kids thought it was worth it!

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We headed back to the car, changed into spare clothes, and continued on our merry way.

Next stop:  Eyafjallajökull (say that 10 times as fast as you can…)

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