The drive we had planned on this day in Iceland was gonna be a long one but so worth it because we would be visiting some of the best waterfalls in Iceland along the way.
We were currently staying at the Greenhouse Hotel in Sellfoss and would be driving all the way to the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.
The drive takes around 3:40 minutes which doesn’t seem like a lot but that’s without any stops for lunch and dinner (there are no restaurants near it).
Also that drive has some of the best waterfalls in Iceland so you know you could easily double that driving time with all the extra stops and then add a few more hours on top of that. (Here’s a great tour you can book which has the waterfall and some other amazing places to visit in Iceland)
As so off we went!
Our first stop was Seljalandsfoss which is this waterfall you can walk behind – which hands-down makes it not just one of the best waterfalls in Iceland but arguably in all of Europe.
Back when we visited the first time over 10 years ago (yeah, I know I keep reminiscing about this in all our previous posts, hehe!) there was a car park here but it was nowhere nearly as organised as it is now.
There are even toilets here now.
Anyway, we parked up and as you do, made our way over to the waterfall. As we approached it though, that’s when I realised we’d made a big mistake – not bringing raincoats with us.
Yeah, the weather was dry but with that wind, we were already starting to get quite wet before even getting to Seljalandsfoss.
We actually did have raincoats in the car but couldn’t be bothered to go back and get them. We should have.
If we thought we were getting wet from the front of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you should have seen how wet we got when we walked behind it. We were thoroughly soaked.
By this point, though I figured if were already soaked then ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ and decided to walk down the path that leads toward the base of the waterfall.
It was a bit of a surreal experience because, from a distance, the waterfall seems relatively thin and wispy but up close, you get a true sense of how powerful it really is.
Completely drenched, we made our way back up through the opposite side of the waterfall and went to visit another waterfall just a few minutes away that we’d missed on our previous trips to Iceland.
It’s called Gljufrabui and it is hidden in…