Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd

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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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  • We visited the Gullfoss waterfall and the first in March, is a wonderful sight it is breathtaking, but at the time of our visit, it was minus 5 degrees and a strong wind blew, so atmospheric temperature was much lower. Vymrzli we're on the bone and from the waterfall we had plenty, so I recommend, but rather in the summer.
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  • Located at 1:30 in Reykjavik by car on a road. Access to the falls is by parking you can already see the falls. A 2nd car park, above, to admire the view in height. For people who might have difficulty with stairs, this 2nd parking lot turns out to be very useful. The place is magical, natural and speaks for itself... There is to look at the photos! Site not to be missed...
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  • We almost didnt go to Gullfoss as it was getting late in the day and we thought it's just a waterfall! How wrong we were! Wow! Totally amazing . Don't miss it!  more »
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  • Gullfoss otherwise known as Golden Falls is an impressive must see on the diamond circle. This waterfall is a very popular attraction for visitors because of its pure massiveness and easy access. This beautiful waterfall has well maintained paths both on the lower and upper ledge of the canyon where you have a great view of the powerful waterfall. It's been known to create an impressive full rainbow with the mist from the falls when the sun is just right.
  • Gulfoss waterfall will blow you away. It's massive and the man made staircase provides the spectator with a few very scenic vantage points. Be warned if visited in water dress very, very warm and the pathway is very icy. I walked on the sides of the walkway for balance. It is a hypnotic view. Stunning...
  • Amazing experience! We visited Gullfoss (the translation is Golden Waterfall due to the colour reflection when sun faces it) with the Golden Circle Tour of the Reykjavik Excursions and it was one of the most remarkable places that we have visited in Iceland. Unfortunately due to the winter conditions, many recommended paths, from our tourist guide, were closed. Also, the cold there was from another world, but take into account that I am Greek! Highly recommended, place and with enough signs to navigate you and give you relevant info about this tourist attraction!
  • Truly stunning waterfall so picturesque and very different to normal waterfalls as it cascades down two big falls. It may not be as big or wide as Niagara but I've been to both and the setting this is in is extraordinary well worth a visit 👍👍 again restaurant and toilets on site and car park was free.
  • Ok the Golden Circle and easy to reach. You don’t have to walk to much to see it compared to other waterfalls. Nice colours in April. Popular with tourists.

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