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Traveller photos: "Most of them came down on their behinds"

By Sara McMahon

  • Slick as ice Visitors have been discouraged from hiking behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall due to extremely slick conditions. Photo/Marcin Poźniak 

One of our readers, Justyna Suchomska, who went travelling along south coast with fellow traveller Marcin Poźniak in February, was kind enough to allow us to publish this icy image taken at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, South Iceland.

Justine Iksińska, Marcin Poźniak, Seljalandsfoss

Justyna Suchomska in Vík in Mýrdalur Photo/Marcin Poźniak

Visitors have been discouraged from hiking behind the waterfall due to extremely slick conditions.

Justyna and Marcin hitchhiked from Reykjavík to Vík in Mýrdalur, South Iceland, and back – with a short stop at the wonderful Seljalandsfoss waterfall – in late February. According to, Justyna a couple of visitors attempted to climb the stairs to the waterfall, without much success. “A few were brave enough to go to the top but they faced some problems when coming back down. Most of them came down on their behinds. The area is dangerous in winter,” she said.

Justyna and Marcin are both from Poland. They met through a travel forum and decided to travel together to Iceland. Originally, the duo had planned to journey into the country’s highlands but quickly abandoned those plans after speaking to locals. “We had wanted to see Iceland’s interior and sleep in tents but were told by locals that at this time of year, that would be madness.” Instead they opted to couch surf.

“We met many lovely people during our visit. We used couch surfing and made new friends through that. We also heard many interesting stories from local farmers who would give us lifts when we were hitchhiking. We had the most amazing time!”

 

1Seljalandsfoss, Justine

Frozen waterfall. Photo/Justine Iksińska

Justine Iksińska, Marcin Poźniak, Seljalandsfoss

Marcin Poźniak hiking in South Iceland  Photo/Justyna Suchomska

 

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