Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss or “The golden waterfall” is one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland and is a part of the “Golden-Circle” tour.  The waterfall is located in the south of Iceland in the river Hvítá (White River).  The river is fed by glacial water stemming from Iceland's second largest glacier called Langjökull. The waterfall drops 32 meters in two stages and flows onwards into a jagged 70-meter deep canyon.  Gullfoss gets its name from sunlight reflecting on spray, produced by the falling water, covering the area with a golden rainbow colored hue. Gullfoss waterfall was fortunately given protected status in 1979 after a dispute about utilizing it to generate electricity. To this day, the golden waterfall remains one of the most sought after attractions in Iceland.

Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle route