Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss

Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss are two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls and are both conveniently located within 20 minutes of each other on the south coast. Both are impressive sights to behold as Skogafoss stands at a remarkable loft and Seljalandsfoss cascades beautifully into the icy pool below it.


After arriving at Skogafoss head along the pebbled pathway towards the waterfall, continue off piste until you reach the foot of the falls where you’ll enjoy optimum viewing. Tread carefully as you go as, thanks to the cold temperatures and waterfall spray, a lot of the rocks are iced over. After taking plenty of shots, head up the iron stairs to the right and climb to the viewpoint at the top, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive rainbow that bounces off the water and into the cliff face.


Just a short drive down Ring Road 1 leads you to the dramatic Seljalandsfoss falls. Follow the path around the back of the falls to capture the iconic shot, watch out again as the path is always icy in winter. After, head out of the waterfall and over the bridge to the right. Follow the path for ten minutes, and you’ll wind up at a small cave, hop across the stepping stones into the heart of the cave, and you’ll find a secret waterfall, away from the hubbub of tourists.

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