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Thursday, 20 April 2023

Gullfoss

Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland

Location: Iceland
Date: Sept 2015
Website: visiticeland.com

  The landscape of Iceland is unlike any other place in the world.  It is often referred to as the land of fire and ice. It has been formed by the power of nature. Volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls have shaped it into what it is today. We visited one waterfall that is unlike any other in the world.

Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland.

  Gullfoss translates to mean the Golden Waterfall. We are uncertain how it came to be named, but it is part of what tourists call the Golden Circle.  The Golden Circle of Iceland includes the geysirs of Haukadalur, Thingvellir National Park and the Gullfoss waterfall.


Gullfoss Upper Waterfall

  The Olfusa river flows down to Gullfoss.  The water first flows over an 11 metre drop.

Gullfoss Waterfall Second Drop Iceland.

    The water then takes a turn and goes for another 21 metre drop into a canyon.

Tourists Head Into The Mist of Gullfoss.

  Brave and properly dressed tourists can head along a pathway into the mist of Gullfoss to get an even closer look.

Tourists Stand Near The Edge Of Gullfoss.

    Tourists can go right up to the edge of the falls and watch the water plummet into the earth. 

Canyon Walls Of Gullfoss.

  The walls of the canyon where the Gullfoss water flows stand even taller than the falls themselves..

Cliff Walls Of Gullfoss.
 
  Somewhere down under that cliff the river continues to flow.  So we have been told.

Gullfoss Waterfall In Iceland.

  Iceland in the winter is a dark cold place.  Days may often only have about 4 hours of daylight.  The band Echo & The Bunnymen chose to film the video for their song "The Cutter" at Gullfoss in the winter. The cover of their album Porcupine features the band in front of the falls.

Langjokul Glacier Iceland

   The Gullfoss waterfall left us amazed as to its beauty and shape and the mystery of where all that water goes.  Icleand never disappoints.  As we looked around from the road near Gullfoss we could see the Langjokul Glacier in the distance.  More adventure awaits.


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Gullfoss Waterfall


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