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Seljalandsfoss is a stunning waterfall and a very popular filming location in Iceland. It is also one of the most visited natural attractions in Iceland and attracts thousands of tourists every year. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery, and you can walk behind it to experience its beauty and get fabulous shots up close. The waterfall is also one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls with a height of 60 meters. This location is very picturesque and many possibilities available for the perfect shot.

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    Visitors and risk factors

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The location is within 5 minutes from route no 1 and a good road that suits all cars leads to a big parking lot, a hundred meters from the waterfall.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

There are lots of hotels within 50-kilometers radius from this waterfall. The nearest hospital is in Selfoss, 70 kilometres away, but basic healthcare is within 25 kilometres. Within 50 kilometres radius, there are convenient stores, a gas station, restaurants and more hotels and other services.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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This area needs a three-way permit which the production service company can get for you.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

The area has a big parking lot and basic toilet facilities for visitors, perfect for big basecamps. There is a restaurant and a popular camp site at this location. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

Constant mist and spray from the waterfall can cause slippery surfaces by the waterfall itself and behind it. The river has strong currents so swimming or diving next to waterfall should be done and planned with professionals.


The area is very popular with tourists but can be managed with PAs or park rangers. Seljalandsfoss is also a very popular campsite where people stay with their tents for few days.

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