Melting ice from the glacier capped Eyjafjnallajokull volcano leads into the Seljalandfoss ( foss means waterfall in Icelandic). As it cascades 200 feet into a beautiful pool surrounded by wildflowers, evening light creates rainbows in the spray. Erosion has formed a large cavern behind the falls, allowing visitors to walk behind it and enjoy the glowing light as it is filtered through the falls. It is wet and slippery, so a rain coat and good walking shoes are a must to have. Located less the two hours east of Reykjavik just off the “ring road,” it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is also found in many calendars and tourist brochures, as its location and beauty summarize one’s vision of Iceland..
Iceland is often cloudy and rainy. We were blessed to have this absolutely gorgeous evening sunshine. I have never seen a waterfall with such incredibly pure, true white coloring.