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Selfoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi

Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Selfoss was one of the better falls we visited and the stairs up provide for a dramatic view and a different perspective to the falls - plus there’s another set of falls up there above the main drop.....  more »
  • Well worth going to. It is actually several waterfalls in one. There are several different vantage points to be able to enjoy these beautiful waterfalls. It is one of the prettiest in Iceland, I...  more »
  • Travel to Dettifoss (we went to the west side via the 862 road) and by all means enjoy these thundering Falls. But a relatively short hike upstream from it is its smaller brother - Selfoss, quite...  more »
  • Insanely beautiful! Easy hike - definitely worth it. Try to go as late as possible if you want to avoid crowds because even at 11pm we were coming back from the fall and there people going towards it.
  • Beautiful waterfall, close to another beautiful waterfall, Dettifoss. There is a parking lot, leading to Dettifoss, about a 10 minute walk. However, you have to walk at least another 30 minutes to get to Selfoss. The day we were there it was gloomy and rainy so we chose only to do Dettifoss.
  • Compare to Dettifoss, Selfoss is almost considered unheard-of. But when you visiting Dettifoss from the west parking (Road 862), you can surely see the direction signage along the way. Selfoss is about 10 to 15 minutes away from the detour, flat path but walking over some rocks here and there. It is a perfect picture square with Selfoss in the middle, vast landscape with basalt columns around it. If you have time, don't miss it.
  • Just a short walk from the Dettifoss, the Selfoss is just as impressive! Well worth walking up the river to go see this waterfall. Suggest going fron the east side as you can get closer and that side offers better views as well!
  • Serene falls with less crowd thanks to tourists who don’t bother a bit of walk from Dettifoss. Definitely worth the walk.

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