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Explore Gullfoss

Biskupstungnabraut, Iceland

based on 11 reviews


Added by Lucas Pols

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.

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Because it’s on the golden circle there are quite a bit of people, but there is a wooden walkway to a nice viewpoint. You won’t understand the true power of this waterfall until you get there.

These falls were quite impressive, but also very accessible. If it is sunny you might be able to catch a rainbow!

When we visited Gulfoss we were finishing our trip to Iceland and had already seen so many waterfalls that we thought that it might be just another one. On the contrary, we were overly impressed by sheer magnitude of the landscape and the force of the water. As such, I would highly recommend that you visit it! Another tip: while many of the waterfalls in Iceland could get overcrowded making difficult to enjoy them (or have a clear view to make some photographs if you are into it), Gulfoss covered such a large area that despite the number of visitors I didnt feel it as crowded.

Gulfoss might not be the prettiest, but the roaring from the sheer force of the water crashing down the falls and dropping off into the final canyon at the bottom is breathtaking. We visited in November when things started to freeze and the gound was getting quite slippy. One tip I have for visiting in winter - take microspikes so you can easily walk around the waterfalls.

Pencil in a stop at Gullfoss. Its well worth your time. The falls are really powerful. They're a sight to see during the winter months!

One of the most impressive and famous waterfalls in Iceland located on a glacier river Hvítá (white river) . Part of the famous “Golden Circle “

I visited Gulfoss in early November with my wife and kids. It was only a short walk to the falls, which even our kids with mobility limitations were able to do. Both the upper and lower viewing areas offer stunning views of Gulfoss. Truly incredible piece of Creation.

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.

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

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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