March 7, 2016 Kelsey

Seljalandsfoss & Gljúfrabúi

Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. It is along Route 1 in between Skógafoss and Selfoss. It towers with a 60 metre drop over ancient sea cliffs and is fed by the Seljalandsá River. In the summer you can walk behind it, but I wouldn’t recommend it in the winter as it is dangerously covered in ice and frosted snow. The upside to this, is that in the right light it sparkles magically. 

Further down the path you can find another smaller waterfall called Gljúfrabúi. You might not see it right away as it is covered by its own canyon – the name actually translates to “Canyon Dweller”. Gljúfrabúi sits down the cliff from Seljalandsfoss and is slightly smaller at 40 metres drop. So far, this one is my personal favorite waterfall I’ve visited for its seclusion.

 

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Seljalandsfoss

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Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

 

By: Kelsey Heide

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