New Road to Be Built to Seljalandsfoss

Vala Hafstað

A new road will soon be built to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, South Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports. “We welcome this project, because it will greatly improve safety at an intersection, where numerous accidents have occurred,” states Anton Kári Halldórsson, director of the local council of Rangárþing eystra.

The Icelandic Road Administration has requested bids on building the stretch of road from the Ring Road to Gljúfurá river. Every day of the year, tourist traffic is heavy to the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi, and a new road is believed to improve access to the area.

The new road will be 8-m wide, located west of the current road. The work is to be completed by July 1. The road currently used will partly be used as a hiking trail.

In 2018, 900,000 people visited Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Anton Kári believes just as many visitors arrived last year. “The place is packed every day of the year,” he states.

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