Gullfoss


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Gullfoss

(gü`təlfôs'), waterfall, c.100 ft (30 m) high, in the Hvítá River, SW Iceland. It is a popular tourist attraction.
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GET THERE: 4 days from PS559pp inc flights and 2 excursions inc Gullfoss.
A three-night break from PS299pp includes Gatwick flights (departures from November to mid-April), hotel room, a Golden Circle day tour including the famous Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss waterfall as well as a Northern Lights tour.
Our tour includes the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, the temperamental geysers in the appropriately named Geysir geothermal area, and the historic Thingvellir National Park, where American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly shifting apart.
But the proximity to Reykjavik and South Iceland's popular Golden Circle tourist route (covering national park Thingvellir, waterfall Gullfoss and the geyser field at Haukadalur) was also a key factor.
We've already visited the spectacular Gullfoss (golden) waterfall and watched its icy blue water tumble down the side of a cliff.
En route to the Geysir geothermal area, where boiling steam shoots 20 metres up into the air every 10 minutes, we saw one of Iceland's most impressive sights, the 32-metre high Gullfoss waterfall.
Yet the next stop was without doubt the most spectacular - the Gullfoss or Golden Waterfall, where the Hvita River crashes over two dramatic falls and majestic rapids, throwing spray high into the air.
yen]Icelandic Mountain Guides: Golden Circle & Magical Nights This light hiking tour brings together the famous Golden Circle of natural wonders: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Strokkur geysers, and Gullfoss waterfall.
I went on the Golden Circle trip which visited Gullfoss - Iceland's biggest waterfall - the world famous and original Geysir and Pingvellir National Park, the site of the world's oldest parliament.
Travellers also have the opportunity to experience the exquisite Icelandic nature and must visit the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir, Vatnajokull and surroundings, Asbyrgi and Dettifoss on their way around the island.
By car, the Golden Circle tour makes a fascinating day-long excursion from Reykjavik, taking in Thingvellir, setting for the Viking Parliament, the hot blowhole of Geysir (now dormant) and mighty Gullfoss waterfall.