Feel the mist from Gullfoss Falls, a stunning waterfall in southwest Iceland, as you walk right up close to the natural wonder. One of the most visited attractions in the country, the powerful falls plunge in two stages into a narrow crevice of the Hvita river. From afar, the 32 m (105 ft) deep crevice is hidden from sight, so when walking to the falls, you get the impression that the Hvita River just disappears into the ground. Hike along the crevice, which is 2.5 km (1.5 mi) long, and admire the incredible volume of water constantly rushing over the edge. The waterfall, along with Thingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, is part of the Golden Circle, which can make a great day tour. Use our Blaskogabyggd attractions planner to visit Gullfoss Falls on your trip to Blaskogabyggd, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to Gullfoss Falls
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 7 hours
Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 8 hours
Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Gullfoss Falls Reviews
This is one stunning falls! It is one falls where we find that we can walk to the rocks in between the falls; an exciting experience. A rainbow was visible at the huge cloud of water spray from the ca... more »
This waterfall reminded me of Niagara Falls with the immense water cascading down! It was really beautiful! you can go down to the water level which is pretty neat. more »
The falls where quite the site to see and the little one really found it amazing. Luckily the wind was going the opposite direction so the path was clear but I can imagine that a wind change would create a different yet still interesting situation.
Just the sheer size of this place is incredible. Parking available and a few minutes walk down the stairs you will see the falls. A good cafe and a shop is also located in the entrance
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