I had many questions about the Extreme Iceland Two-Day Tour that I booked for June 2017. I wanted to know what to pack, what to wear, food choices, Internet service and more. Here I will share my experiences about the trip so that you will know what to expect if you go. Click here for all posts about Extreme Iceland.
Our first stop on our Extreme Iceland tour was the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the south coast of Iceland. Most of us on the minibus had just dozed off after leaving Reykjavik and we were jolted awake by the left turn into the falls area. As we opened our eyes and looked ahead we could hardly believe our eyes, for there was not just one massive waterfall, but a couple of other waterfalls as well, all situated in a beautiful green meadow. Aron (our guide) said we had thirty minutes at the waterfall, so off we went.
At 200 feet tall, the waterfall is impressive. A powerful cascade of water drops into the plunge pool, kicking up a good amount of mist. If you want to see this waterfall up close you better wear some waterproof clothing.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is famous for a unique feature that allows visitors to walk on a trail behind the falls. (Again, waterproof clothing is recommended.)
There’s a small souvenir shop and food wagon near the parking lot.