Throughout out trip we often referred these falls as ‘sell ya land foss’ mainly because I suck at pronouncing anything Icelandic. These falls are seen from the road and down the path is Gljúfrabúi Falls.
These were definitely my favourite falls in Iceland; mainly because you can walk in behind the falls and get very close to the base. So close even my camera stopped working because of the volume of water that was settling on it. -Bring a water casing if you are going on a windy day- The day that we visited Seljalandsfoss was absolutely beautiful, it was windy but with plus 10 degrees and sunshine every time we were soaked by a waterfall we would lounge in the sun and dry right up! (Luckily for my camera)
It was so windy in fact we weren’t even behind the waterfall when my camera started seizing up. So naturally I took off my rain jacket to protect my camera and was soaked head to toe.
Once we were behind the waterfall there is a tiny path to the base. I didn’t want to risk my camera anymore than it should but the image above is the ONLY photo that was taken at the bottom and I love it so much.
Is a smaller waterfall that is not to far from seljalandsfoss and was CRAZY busy. Gljúfrabúi means “Dweller in the Gorge” and it has this name because there is rock encasing the waterfall.
There is a small entrance that is hidden away which is nothing but water from the falls itself. I really wished I brought some rain boots to go straight through the water however because we did not and had no other shoes we decided to climb on rocks to get into the falls area. This is where it felt so busy. How the rocks laid only one person could go at a time, which created a line of struggling travelers. These rocks are slippery and can be quite dangerous if you do not have good balance like myself. Luckily Calvin carried my camera. <3
Another one of my favourite places in Iceland was Reynisfjara Beach next to the small town of Vik. This beach is world famous because of their black-sand beach and it is no surprise why. There are enormous basalt stacks and giant waves from the Atlantic. I have never seen so much power in a wave! It was beautiful!
The waves are so enormous that visitors are advised to never turn your back to the ocean. They advise of “sneaker waves” when there is a sudden shift in the tide. It pretty much is a double wave and has the strength to pull people into the open ocean. There has been many deaths at Reynisfjara and the number continues to climb. So please be cautious.
Please check out this video if you are thinking about going to this beach. It may have sensitive content for some viewers.