Seljalandsfoss

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR.JPG
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Seljalandsfoss is located in Iceland
Seljalandsfoss
Location63°36′57″N 19°59′34″W / 63.61583°N 19.99278°W / 63.61583; -19.99278Coordinates: 63°36′57″N 19°59′34″W / 63.61583°N 19.99278°W / 63.61583; -19.99278
Total height60 m (200 ft)
Number of drops1

Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall in Iceland.[1] Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland right by Route 1 and the road that leads to Þórsmörk Road 249.[2] The waterfall drops 60 m (197 ft) and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Visitors can walk behind the falls into a small cave.[3]

Controversy[edit]

Plans to build a 8-metre high, 2000 square-metre information centre near the waterfall provoked controversy in Iceland in May 2017.[4][5] Opponents of the plans argued that the building would spoil the view of the waterfall and interrupt the natural look of the area.[4][5]

In popular culture[edit]

Seljalandsfoss was a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6.[citation needed]

Seljalandsfoss was featured in the movie CKY2K along with music from Björk.[citation needed]

The official music video of "I'll Show You" by Justin Bieber features glacial lagoons and rivers in South Iceland, including Seljalandsfoss.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iceland's Most Famous Waterfall Is Big Enough To Stand Inside, Which Is Pretty Incredible". The Huffington Post. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ Google Maps
  3. ^ "Seljalandsfoss". Hit Iceland. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Rauði bragginn gefur "mjög svo ranga mynd" af þjónustumiðstöðinni – Vísir". visir.is. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  5. ^ a b "Telja að bygging skyggi á Seljalandsfoss". RÚV. 2017-05-06. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  6. ^ Hafstad, Vala (3 November 2015). "Justin Bieber's Video, 'I'll Show You' (Iceland)". Iceland Review. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links[edit]