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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  • I have been to many of the major waterfalls in the world. Gullfoss ranks in the top 5 or 6. Very much worth a visit.  more »
  • These falls are a must for your visit to Iceland. Whilst other waterfalls such as Skogafoss are enjoyable this is the big brother....a magnificent set of waterfalls showing nature at it powerful best....  more »
  • Beautiful waterfalls can be found across the entire country of Iceland. Gullfoss is the best of all the falls we saw and we traveled the entire ring road and then some. There are numerous overlooks, s...  more »
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  • A fantastic set of falls. The path is clear, easy to walk, and surrounded by flowers. You will get wet but not as wet as it looks like you would from the start of the trail. The falls send a fine mist up into the air and you get to walk through it to the final viewing area. Despite the large number of tourists here, there is plenty of room to comfortably view the falls.
  • A standard stop on the popular Golden Circle tour common to any visit to Iceland, and it's easy to understand why: it's a fantastically photogenic waterfall. The paths have been significantly tamed recently, with more manicured walkways and larger amounts of rope to keep people at bay. Midges can be a major pest here, but they don't bite; all they do is swarm all about your face.
  • Gullfoss falls has wheelchair parking at the top and bottom. From the bottom you can access about 90% of the waterfall trail. It's a semi smooth path with small black pebles. It's definitely a step push up and you will require some assistance. The top is 100% accessible with a board walk that takes you directly above the falls. Toilets cost.
  • We visited the waterfall during the Golden Circle tour. The Gullfoss waterfall, as well as the other stops, was magnificent. The waterfall was so powerful that it's noise could be heard from quite a distance. There were about 100 steps (which were being re-fitted during our visit) to the lower viewing area. There is also a less busy upper viewing area (no steps). The path to this is at the top of the steps. If you have time. It's worth going to both of these, as you get a different view of the waterfall from both. Such an amazing area. Well worth the visit.
  • This is a beautiful place. Place it high on your list of sites to see in Iceland. In Spring 2017 they were making improvements to the steps etc to make walking around a bit easier and safer.

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