Seljalandsfoss

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Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR.JPG
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Seljalandsfoss is located in Iceland
Seljalandsfoss
Location 63°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 height 60 m (200 ft)
Number of drops 1

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. 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.[2]

Controversy[edit]

Plans to build a 8-metre high, 2000 square-metre information centre near the waterfall provoked controversy in Iceland in May 2017.[3][4] Opponents of the plans argued that the building would spoil the view of the waterfall and interrupt the natural look of the area.[3][4]

In popular culture[edit]

Seljalandsfoss was a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6.

The official music video of "I'll Show You" by Justin Bieber features glacial lagoons and rivers in South Iceland, including Seljalandsfoss.[5]

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