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Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall)

Reykjavik, Iceland
486 6500
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Ranked #1 of 89 Attractions in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls
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Mississauga, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Love that it is not commercial like Niagara Falls! Nice to be able to get so close, and there is just something about water falling ...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The waterfall is very beautiful. Well worth the visit on the Golden Circle Tour. Ive heard in the winter it freezes and is even nicer to look at.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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141 reviews 141 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

There is a top, mid and lower level to view of the falls, all have different views. There is plenty of signage around in multiple languages about the waterfall and the history of the are and geology. What a fantastic experience well worth the trip. Be prepared for stairs and uneven ground to walk on. There is a cafe with... More

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Hurricane, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Best waterfalls to be found in a country as small as Iceland. The roads are quite nice and easy to navigate. Adequate signage and directions to arrive safely.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Perhaps not as high as some other waterfalls, but Gullfoss was still very impressive in its setting. I wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised upon seeing these falls.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

+Beautiful waterfall, well worth taking the time to see! -was a bit busy as all the main tour operators go there.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

beautiful place, great hiking, make sure you definitely do not pass this place up when your visiting Iceland! gorgeous

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We travelled around the golden circle independently in our hire car which gave us the freedom to spend as long as we wanted in each area. The walk to the waterfall is suitable for all ages and for people with limited mobility. The shop and cafe are very expensive but comfortable. We spent 2 hours in the cafe waiting for... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Long long road to an amazing waterfall, little tourist shop was nice and well kept/ clean. The weather was hard when we were there but the wind did die down right when we were looking at the falls and it was perfect timing. Would have been nice to have more info on the history of the area.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The waterfall is much larger than I expected with a drop of nearly 100m. The force of the water is a spectacle. Definitely worth seeing.

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