Explore Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Experience Iceland's largest waterfalls and a highlight on the golden circle adventure.

The infamous Gullfoss Falls are about 45 minutes from Strokkur, and they have a peaceful calm about them.

With the temperature never really going much above freezing during the winter you get these beautiful ice sculptures with water flowing through them.

Most definitely a worthwhile spot on any Icelandic adventure.

Pack List

  • DSLR
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Zoom Lens
  • Tripod
  • Warm Clothes if winter
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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11 months ago

Beautiful But Slightly Crowded

My sister and I stopped at Gullfoss, which was beautiful, but it is a tourist destination. There is minimal walking to get to the different viewing points for the falls. Sometimes the big tour buses will flood the parking lot with tourist so it's not exactly a quite place but take in the view while you can, its worth seeing.

Tourist Trap

For anybody on this site we are generally looking for some sort of adventure right? This entails about 100 feet of walking and then jostling for a position to see the falls. AND I was there in the shoulder season. If you have limited time in Iceland, go for it, easy drive from Reykjavik, but if you have some time, spend it elsewhere

over 1 year ago

Middle stop on the Golden Circle

This was our middle stop on the Golden Circle, we began at Thingvellier National Park and continued on to the waterfall here at Gullfoss. Up above from the parking lot to the upper lookout it was incredibly windy, but once we dropped down the stairs and down the trail that leads closer to the waterfall, it was comfortable. There are many great picture opportunities along the way! And make sure that if you can you walk all the way up close to the waterfall and take in its power. As with all the other stops there is a gift shop that provides good shelter from the weather for a bit to browse before continuing to the next location.


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