Selfoss Waterfall, Northeast Region

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#8 of 16 in Nature in Northeast Region
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  • We had a lovely time here, got some amazing photos. There is 2 car parks one at the bottom and one at the top. There are steps for you to access both. Wasn't overly busy when we went. There are many w...  more »
  • The most impressive waterfall I've ever seen! :) I'm looking forward to see it in summer as well Be careful in winter everything was covered with ice!  more »
  • After reading the many views on TripAdvisor forums about the merits and downsides of Route 862 (western side, paved road) versus Route 864 (eastern side, unpaved road), I decided to take the eastern u...  more »
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  • Incredible waterfall experience! Visible from the road with parking and bathroom built next to it. Yes, there will be a fair amount of tourists depending on the season you but it (September still had a fair amount of people) but honestly didn't take away from the experience. You can walk along the base looking up, or use the railed stairway built into the mountain and climb to the top. You cannot go behind this waterfall (as far as I know). At the top you can walk along the river for quite a while. Climbing up the stairs is moderately difficult as the incline is steep. Well worth an hour or so stop before heading to other destinations. This is also close to other Waterfalls.
  • Pretty spectacular! But also tons of people. Port-a-potties (including disabled ones) at the parking lot too.
  • Less impressive then dettifoss but very beautiful nonetheless. You can walk right up to the edge. And iit is just s couple of hundred meters extra walk when visiting dettifos from the west.
  • Impressive waterfall, nicer than Dettifoss. A rocky footpath leads on the east side to this waterfall.
  • By far the most interactive and open falls in Iceland. Maybe a little dangerous but still fantastic that you can walk straight up to the edge!

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