Waterfalls are everywhere in Iceland. I lost count of how many we saw while driving on the Ring road, which encircles the entire island. Every now and then we would see mist rising out of a crevice in a hill, or a fine spray of lacy droplets cascading from a source concealed by low, gray clouds. If Marlon and I had stopped for all of them (as we were tempted to do!) we might have never gotten back to Reykjavik after just four days.
We did get down and out of the car for the big ones, though. Seljalandsfoss was one of them.
The unique thing about this foss (Icelandic for waterfall) is the footpath that takes you behind the water.
Warning: you will be soaked…
… but you will also leave happy, and with some great pictures (if you’ve planned ahead to protect your camera). Really, to stay dry is to miss the point!
Just a few minutes away is Skogafoss, one of the largest falls in Iceland.