Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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. Plan to see Gullfoss and other attractions that appeal to you using our Blaskogabyggd itinerary planner.
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Big lovely waterfall! Park on the lower level to avoid the significant stair climb. It is a beautiful sight, and if the sun is out, there will likely be a beautiful rainbow. The walk to the edge by th... read more »
Amazing spectacle to be seen, bring your camera and a warm coat, cafe not to expensive either for a coffee after the walk!
This attraction is brilliant. One must be in fairly good shape to take this in. There is lots of walking, stairs to climb. It beautiful. I loved it. Go there.
This was the first waterfall we experienced on our trip, and it was certainly a good place to start. This massive waterfall is one that you see from above and at crest level. There are a few different spots to view the falls from. Each gives a spectacular view, but only some will get you seriously drenched in mist. I'm not joking - if you go to the viewpoint right beside the falls, you will want to take a rain coat or something.
Easily the most beautiful waterfall I've ever been to. Magnificent doesn't even begin to describe the size and power of Gullfoss Falls. I'm jealous of the Icelandic people who can come here whenever they wish. There are wood trails you can walk on. The parking areas are very close to the falls.
What an amazing experience. This is the largest waterfall in Europe. We went directly to Gullfoss after stopping at the Keriq crater lake. That way, we missed the tourists from the tour busses and hence less crowd at the site.
Words can't express the raw natural beauty of this place. While smaller than Niagara falls, it is much more beautiful as they have not exploited it for tourist dollars. There is a small restaurant, toilet, and gift shop a short ways back near the parking. Other than that it is just incredible mountain vistas and an incredibly powerful waterfall. You would be remiss to not see this on your trip to Iceland
A must-see waterfall at the mid-point on the Golden Circle drive. Get their early to avoid the crowds. I visited twice during my trip once in early March and then again in late March and the difference was remarkable as most of the snow & ice had melted away and the power of the waterfall dramatically increased. Tip: there is a stand-alone bathroom building that you have to pay to use. If you go inside to the cafeteria however the bathroom is free. I think it's rediculous to charge people to use a bathroom -- a natural occurring process. What's next, are they going to charge the water for falling off the cliff?
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