Gullfoss (Iceland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... place is popular. It was a cold and windy day, but dying to see the waterfall, everyone on the bus tumbled out and headed down to the viewing area. Gullfoss is an impressive two-tier waterfall, which isn't something I'd ever seen before. The water rushes over one tier and turns at an angle before tumbling down another and rushing down a gully. As you approach it you can't see the river - it looks like the waterfall is simply rushing into the earth. This view was suitably awe-inspiring but I had an urge to get closer. I could see that there were several people standing on a stretch of rock right next to the waterfall so I headed back, down... more
Customer Gullfoss (Iceland) Reviews (2)
by - written on 14/08/11 (Very useful, 42 readings)
Gullfoss is a waterfall in south west Iceland not far from the capital, Reykjavik. It is a popular destination for tourists, as it is part of the Golden Circle tour. Gullfoss (the name means golden falls) is a fall on the Hvita River. In the 20th century there was some speculation that the waterfall might be used to generate electricity, but this was strongly opposed by Sigridur Tomasdottir, the daughter of one of the owners. Today, the waterfall remains preserved in its natural state. On the day I visited Gullfoss, the bus pulled up in a car park which also contained several other buses - clearly the place is popular. It was a cold and windy day, but dying to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/04/09 (Very useful, 47 readings)
Gulfoss, translating to "Gold Falls" is a watefall in South Western Iceland, located relatively close to Reykjavik, it is a regular haunt for tourists due to its convenient location and the fact that it is within a short distance of two further sights - Geysir and Pingvellir National Park. It was the 3rd major waterfalls that I saw in Iceland and it didn't have the sheer power of Dettifoss nor the spectacular romance of Godafoss. I think that what let it down was the amount of tourists hanging around - due to its accesibility there are loads of coaches and therefore you are not left alone with it like the other two great natural wonders. It's still a ... Read the complete review
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