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Address: | White River, Blaskogabyggd 801, Iceland
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+354 486 6500

Considered by many to be the country's most beautiful waterfall.

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Wish I'd come with a drone

This is a very impressive waterfall but I left wishing I could have seen it from different angles. We just visited on one side, though there is access from the opposite side... read more

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very impressive waterfall but I left wishing I could have seen it from different angles. We just visited on one side, though there is access from the opposite side - it's just not as easy or convenient. The trail ends very close to the waterfall but we didn't have rain gear on and weren't willing to get... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good enough to go and see it. quite far to get to but drive yourself, about 3 hours and its worth it. few photos then drive back down towards the geysers. less busy and no rush. wrap up as cold and windy. free. parking is a nightmare but we pitched up on some kerb/grass at end of road...not in the... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is so wow ... just a natural scenic place that you should absolutely go visit if you're in Iceland for a visit. So beautiful and worth the drive.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the prettiest falls on the island! truly awe-inspiring! visit on your day trip of the golden circle.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Catch this waterfall in spring in full sunlight......awe inspiring! Take time, walk around and savour the power and beauty.

Thank Jude L
Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early on the day, hardly any tourist at that time. Greatviews on the waterfall. Unfortunate not all walking paths were open.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waterfall at Gullfoss is huge...! A short walk down 50 or so stairs allows you to view the waterfall 'head on'.... you can also walk 400 yards or so along the cliff top to get right on top of the waterfall as it cascades down into the river below. There's a large restaurant and gift shop on site, making... More 

Thank Mark S
Niagara Falls, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply one of the most magnificent waterfalls you will see. Gulfoss represents Icelander's dedication to their natural resources as a local woman fought to preserve the falls when some considered them for power generation. There are many vantage points and they are wheelchair accessible. Parking is free and easy to access. There is a small gift shop, restaurant and visitor... More 

Thank hersee3
New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took this tour with Reykjavik Excursions. The third stop of the Golden Circle tour. Breathtaking view. Bundle up and hope for sun. You'll be awed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here to meet our tour bus for a trip up to the glacier. We after lunch here which was outstanding. The sandwiches and soups they had available in the cafe were the best we experienced on our entire trip. The Gift shop also had the best souverneirs and wool products we seen anywhere, including the shopping district of... More 

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