Gullfoss is a waterfall in southwest Iceland and one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland. Located in the canyon of the Hvítá river, the water flows into a three-tiered plateau and into a 100 ft deep crevice, seemingly disappearing into the earth.
How do you get there? There are plenty of tour buses that stop at Gullfoss on the Golden Circle Tour, but we rented a car and took the tour ourselves. Driving straight from Reykjavik to Gullfoss takes about an hour and a half, however, if you’re planning on seeing Gullfoss, make it worth your while and also consider stopping at Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. Per usual, whenever driving on your own accord, add 30 – 45 minutes to your agenda for jaw dropping picture opportunities. Google Map it.
Why should you go? Not only is the scale of the falls outstanding and vast, a perpetual rainbow spans the canyon. The views are great from any distance, the trail is easy to walk, and the pictures are worth it. Remember to wear a waterproof jacket and shoes if planning on getting up close!
How much time should be spent there? You should spend an hour walking or hiking around the falls. Leave extra time if you want to dine or shop at the cafe, restaurant, and gift shop.
How much does it cost? It’s free.
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