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You Need to Put This Dazzling Icelandic Waterfall on Your Bucket List Right Now

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 28 March 2017
If you’ve ever been to Iceland, you’ll know that most come here to see the Northern Lights and take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, which means both incredible experiences will be packed out with selfie-stick holding tourists, screaming children… and the odd despondent local. But guess what, if hot springs and dazzling cosmic lights aren’t your thing at all, we’ve got an awesome surprise for you, and it comes in the form of the mighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Located in the mystical southern regions of Iceland, the epic Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most beautiful and bewitching natural wonders in western Europe…

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© Luis Louro / Shutterstock

The waterfall drops a staggering 60m and is part of the Seljalands River, which began life in the volcano glacier, Eyjafjallajökull…

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© Steve Allen / Shutterstock

The extremely powerful waterfall cascades into a pretty meadow and can be reached by a short and very magical mini hike…

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© Kavram / Shutterstock

And if you’re lucky, you’ll see the odd rainbow surrounding the place…

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© Jordan Tan / Shutterstock

Best thing about the place? Instagrammers, Snapchatters and VSCO-nut jobs can photograph the flowing beauty from inside a small cave that’s hidden by the veil of mist created by the fall…

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© Ditty About Summer / Shutterstock

From every angle, the place is stunning…

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© Creative Travel Projects / shutterstock

It’s reached by a very slippery and rocky track that loops round the entire base of the roaring waterfall…

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© TTstudio / Shutterstock

Once inside, you’ll see why the place was created for the heart emoji…

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© Iakov Kalinin / Shutterstock

The very lovely waterfall can be reached by driving along Route 1, and is accessed via Þórsmörk F249.

Want more hidden gems? You need to visit the magical town that inspired ‘Beauty and the Beast’!

And if you really do have a soft spot for the Blue Lagoon, check out the fantastic video below!