Information about Selfoss (waterfall)

Selfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the river Jokulsa a Fjollum in North Iceland.

Selfoss belongs to the Jokulsargljufur preservation area, with its mighty glacier canyon, itself a part of Vatnajokull National Park since 2008.While not particularly high (11 meters), Selfoss is wide and powerful. The series of waterfalls comprised of Selfoss, Dettifoss (Europe's most powerful waterfall) and Hafragilsfoss is truly breathtaking and should not be missed by any traveler.

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Attractions nearby Selfoss (waterfall)

Jökulsárgljúfur

  Jokulsargljufur is a preservation area and former National Park which became part of Vatnajokull National Park in 2008. It derives its name fr...

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Dettifoss

Dettifoss, in the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, flowing from the glacier Vatnajökull, is reputed to be the...

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Hafragilsfoss

  Downstream of Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, is another major waterfall, the thunderous Hafragilsfoss. Like Dettifoss, Hafr...

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Hljóðaklettar

Hljodaklettar (‘Echo Rocks’) is a distinctive cluster of columnar rock formations, located by Jokulsargljufur in Vatnajokull National Pa...

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Gjástykki

  Gjastykki is a beautiful and rugged rift valley to the north of the caldera Krafla, in the north of Iceland. Gjastykki was literally blown ap...

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Krafla

Krafla is a caldera ca. 10-15 km north of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. The diameter of the volcano is 10 km and it has a fissure zone of 90 km. Its ...

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Víti in Krafla

Viti (meaning 'Hell') in Krafla is an explosion crater. It is one of the two most famous Viti craters in Iceland, the other being Viti in Askj...

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Leirhnjúkur

  Leirhnjukur ('Mud Peak') is a 525 m high active volcano, located to the northeast of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. Leirhnjukur is pa...

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Hrossaborg

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by genevieverossier  Hrossaborg, in northeast Iceland, is a tephra and scoria crater. Its name means &ls...

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Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Jokulsa a Fjollum is a glacier river at the east of the vast Odadahraun lava field in the north-east of Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest ri...

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Ásbyrgi

Ásbyrgi Canyon is a horseshoe-shaped depression in the northeast of Iceland, found only fifty miles east of Húsavík along the p...

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Námaskarð

Námaskarð Pass is a geothermal area on the mountain Námafjall, in north Iceland, less than half an hour’s drive from Lake M&...

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

The Namafjall geothermal field is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn.  At this area, also known as Hverir, you may se...

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Mývatn Nature Baths

Photo from Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths The Mývatn Nature Baths are a set of geothermally heated pools and steam ...

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Bjarnarflag

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by LV Corporate Bjarnarflag is the oldest geothermal power station in Iceland, having been first open...

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Reykjahlíð

  Reykjahlid is a small village by the shores of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. Reykjahlid has about 300 inhabitants and is close to many natu...

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Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn. It features a geothermal hot spring inside. Grjótagjá...

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Mývatn

  Myvatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Along with its surrou...

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Stóragjá

Stóragjá is a little-known rift in north Iceland which holds cave filled with naturally-heated geothermal water. Found next to the vill...

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Hverfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Tong Hverfjall is a tuff ring volcano with an incredibly impressive crater, approximately one kilo...

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Tours near Selfoss (waterfall)

Dettifoss Waterfall & Asbyrgi Canyon Tour from Akureyri

Join this tour to explore the beautiful Diamond Circle and see some of the most secluded......

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Dettifoss Waterfall | Winter Adventure from Akureyri

Embark on a thrilling sightseeing venture this winter to behold the might of Dettifoss, Europe’s......

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Dettifoss Waterfall with Flight from Reykjavík

Come along on a journey across the country, to see one of the most spectacular natural features......

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Dettifoss Waterfall from Akureyri | Super-Jeep Day Tour

See Europe's most powerful waterfall with this super-jeep tour to Dettifoss. This trip takes you......

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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you......

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Full Circle Iceland Bus Passport

Book this hop on and hop off circle bus passport of Iceland to explore Iceland in your own......

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The Grand Circle | Golden Circle & South Coast Sightseeing

Catch the tranquillity of the morning with this early-start tour exploring the sublime Golden......

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6 Day Self Drive Budget Tour | The Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Embark on a real Icelandic adventure with this affordable six-day self-drive budget tour, where......

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Lake Myvatn with North Iceland Waterfalls & Nature Baths

Behold the volcanic wonders of the Lake Mývatn area on this incredible sightseeing tour, where......

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Sightseeing Tour from Akureyri | Waterfalls & Myvatn Nature Baths

Immerse yourself in the stunning nature of North Iceland on this wide-ranging sightseeing tour......

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Diamond Circle Excursion from Akureyri | Myvatn, Dettifoss, Asbyrgi

Witness the stunning landscapes of North Iceland on this guided Diamond Circle tour from......

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Best of Iceland

This unique tour gives you an insight into the real Icelandic delicacies, in terms of nature,......

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Private Super Jeep Tour to Dettifoss in North Iceland

See first-hand the sheer force of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with this super jeep......

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