Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd

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#1 of 186 in Parks in Iceland
Feel the mist from Gullfoss, a stunning waterfall in southwest Iceland, as you walk right up close to the natural wonder. One of the most visited attractions in the country, the powerful falls plunge in two stages into a narrow crevice of the Hvita river. From afar, the 32 m (105 ft) deep crevice is hidden from sight, so when walking to the falls, you get the impression that the Hvita River just disappears into the ground. Hike along the crevice, which is 2.5 km (1.5 mi) long, and admire the incredible volume of water constantly rushing over the edge. The waterfall, along with Thingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, is part of the Golden Circle, which can make a great day tour. Use our Blaskogabyggd attractions planner to visit Gullfoss on your trip to Blaskogabyggd, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This Foss is very impressive. Huge huge huge are the words that comes into mind when you get here. You have plenty of different angles to photograph from and we where lucky to visit on a day when ther...  more »
  • Impressive, easy to reach in the winter. Great natural spectacle... Bravo the creator! And only free tour
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  • Majestic, beautiful & magnificent! Worth a visit during winter as lesser crowd but very cold☃️❄️ you won’t regret it❤️❤️❤️  more »
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  • The ultimate European waterfall. Simple as that. Mere words don't do it justice. In terms of your visit, get there early. Especially in winter, given the extremely short days. In December 2016, I visited in the late afternoon and needed a tripod to get passable pictures. In early November 2017, there was great light at around 11:00 and shorter exposures produced good results.
  • A perfect spot to end off a day of exploring the Golden circle. While I don't agree golden circle is enough representation of the rest of iceland, Gullfoss is probably one of the more accurate representation of the beautiful falls in the country. You must take your time to see all the perspective of this falls; from afar, near the different edges, the part near the ravine at the edge will show you it's power and the side walk will let you experience the water spray. The walk up to the viewing stand will let you see its shape and source of river and with a bit of sun, expect some rain bow as well.
  • Beautiful waterfall. Like many of the other places on the Golden Circle route, it does feel more "commercialized" or "touristy" than some of the less popular places. That didn't really detract from my experience (did I mention the waterfall is beautiful?), but it may be something that others care about, so yeah.
  • This is definitely a must see when in Iceland. Words do not do justice for this beautiful place. Even in the coldest conditions, it is stunning. Please do take some time to admire this beauty.
  • I see why it's the favorite waterfall in Iceland. You can hike right into the middle of it in about 3 minutes! A word to the wise however... wear something waterproof like snow pants or bring a change of clothes because being amidst all that mist made us soaked. So awesome!

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