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Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall)

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 85 attractions in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must see. If the weather allows climb the hill for beautiful views of the surrounding landscape

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

One of Iceland's top tourist attractions and it shows with all of the people you'll see at the site. An amazing waterfall! A definite must-see!

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Mendrisio, Ticino, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of those spots you can't miss for any reason. Your Iceland pictures necessarily need at least a shot of this wonderful place. You won't expect the majesty of the waterfall, nor the sense of wonder. I can't describe it, you just need to go. Now, about the technical aspect of the hike (because a hike it is,... More

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california
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122 reviews 122 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped on a group tour. Photos are amazing. Definitely takes a while from the city but worth the trip.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

90min drive from Reykjavik, but worth the drive. Excellent walkways and shop and the falls incredibly impressive (even on a dreadful morning).

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful waterfall in literally the middle of nowhere. It was very much like driving around Skyrim. But honestly there were so many spectacular waterfalls in Iceland that missing this one would only be missed from your list of things to see in Iceland, not from your actual experiences.

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Leamington, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nature is excellent. Food is very tasty but very very expensive. WC/toilets cost 200 iSK to use. This is a must for tourists!

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to visit. Well worth the drive. Bring waterproofs and good shoes. It's a different type of waterfall.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

That's what one of the signs claimed! I have not been to Niagara Falls, so I really cannot say one way or the other. I saw these falls as part of a "Golden Circle" tour. It was the longest stop on the tour, and you'll need that time if you want to walk to all of the vantage points where... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Pictures can't capture the beauty of this massive waterfall! Be prepared to get wet with mist but was so worth it! It was really something to see!

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