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Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR.JPG
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Seljalandsfoss is located in Iceland
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 (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈsɛljaˌlan(t)sˌfɔsː]) 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]

Front Face of the Waterfalls


Plans to build an 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.[6]

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

A scene from the 1990 movie The Juniper Tree (film) has Björk's character walk behind the waterfall.

The official music video of "I'll Show You" by Justin Bieber features glacial lagoons and rivers in South Iceland, including Seljalandsfoss.[7]

The first episode of season three of Star Trek: Discovery "That Hope Is You, Part 1" featured a brief scene at the waterfall.[8]

See also[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". Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  5. ^ a b "Telja að bygging skyggi á Seljalandsfoss". RÚV. 2017-05-06. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  6. ^ Renyard, Lauren (16 November 2018). "A Complete Guide to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall". Extreme Iceland. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  7. ^ Hafstad, Vala (3 November 2015). "Justin Bieber's Video, 'I'll Show You' (Iceland)". Iceland Review. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Star Trek: Discovery filming locations — MovieMaps". Retrieved 17 October 2020.