Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd

4.8
#1 of 194 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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  • Never seen such a magnificent and beautiful waterfall, the weather is very good, the sun is very beautiful, only praise Marvel the creator of the Almighty, it is difficult to use words to describe the scene. Come here to remember to wear waterproof and non-slip shoes.
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  • Worth a visit, but coming from a country with quite beautiful nature and waterfalls, this was not the most spetacular I saw on Iceland. However, from here you can see the next biggest glacier from a d...  more »
  • Gullfoss yellow gold falls, parking lot less than 10 minutes to reach the waterfall, there are many crowds along the road, be careful to walk. The waterfall is very strong, can be very close, all-round accessibility, after that, you will discover the magic of nature!
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  • Even though I've been here three times now, I still can't help but to stare in awe at Gullfoss. It's just amazing what mother nature has created. Even if you're in Iceland for a few days, this should be on your list of things to see while there.
  • Another "must" if you're in Iceland. Beautiful. Even with the crowds, there's room to be alone and contemplate the sheer power of this incredible space.
  • The waterfall was amazing, so vast and had a second drop when it all plunged into the crater. There was no fee for the parking lot but you did have to pay 200 ISK for the bathroom. They were renovating the main building beside it. It will look great once it’s down. A rainbow came out once the sun came out !!
  • It’s the big one, so busy and like other places on the golden circle a construction site. Plenty of parking top and bottom. Do both lower and upper walks to viewing areas. Next to the waterfall there is spray but not too bad. Another must see.
  • Beautiful waterfall, but crazy touristy because of its status on any Golden Circle tour. A nice easy hike to go to the base of the falls, although you will get wet if you get close enough. The gift shop and cafe was also nice.
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