Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is located between Hvolsvöllur and Skógar, just of the Ring Road (Route nr.1) on the south coast of Iceland, by the road that leads to Thórsmörk (Road 249).
Seljalandsfoss is not far from Reykjavík, Iceland, only ca 120 kilometres, which makes it a popular destination for tourists travelling along the south coast and it´s possible to visit both Seljalandsfoss and nearby Skógafoss and return back to Reykjavík on the same day. The waterfall drops 60 m (197 ft) and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the infamous volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Visitors can walk along a path that goes behind the waterfall. You can spot Seljalandsfoss from the ring-road long before you reach it and on a clear day it can be a breathtaking sight to watch it getting closer and closer. In the dark winter months the waterfall is lit up by floodlights at night which makes a nighttime visit highly recommended.