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Gullfoss (Iceland)

Practical information on Gullfoss

  • Viewpoint
  • Waterfall
  • Essential
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
10 km from Geysir by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Expériences inoubliables à vivre Gullfoss

Reviews of Gullfoss

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A wonderful waterfall with the added bonus of an often-present rainbow!

My suggestion:
Don't forget your camera!
My review

Gullfoss is the last stopping place on the Golden Circle, which is the very well-known route for a holiday in Iceland, after Thingvellir National Park and Geysir. Although it is not the most powerful waterfall since Dettifoss in northern Iceland takes the biscuit, for me, it is just as impressive. 

What especially makes it an exceptional site is the almost constant presence of a wonderful rainbow above the waterfalls. Although I cannot explain the phenomenon, I gladly take photos of it when I get the chance. 

I like to linger near the Gullfoss falls to try my best to capture the power of Mother Nature but, in the end, the photos are often quite dull in comparison with the energy that the site gives off. Incidentally, there was a plan to turn it into a power plant and a farmer from the area fought tooth and nail against the developers to safeguard this extraordinary piece of natural heritage. I want to thank him because today I am the one who benefits from it!

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  • Boutique travel
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  • Highlights
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  • Off the beaten track
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Length 5 days Approx. $820
  • Highlights
Winter road trip for families
Length 8 days Approx. $1,200
  • Highlights
Road trip along the ring road
Length 10 days Approx. $1,730
  • Highlights
Escape to Icelands Northern Lights
Length 6 days Approx. $1,650
  • Highlights
Southern Iceland road trip
Length 7 days Approx. $1,110
  • Adventure
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Length 7 days Approx. $1,320
  • Highlights
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Length 8 days Approx. $2,240
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