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Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall)

Reykjavik, Iceland
486 6500
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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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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! There is a lot of steps and no real accessibility for disabled people but its definitely worth a trip if you don't do any other traditional site-seeing in Iceland. Its free and most guided tour type places will take you here. They are safe but you can get so close to them and see them from many different angles... More

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Rome, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

One of many waterfalls and attractions we visited on our Salty tour. Free and safe viewing with an informative guide.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Worth travelling to Iceland just to see these falls. They were amazing in the sunlight and you could feel the spray. It was the first times I have ever seen a rainbow below me. The volume of water was astonishing and the falls are at an angle so you can get very close to them at many levels. They are... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As with all of the waterfalls in Iceland, and indeed all of the scenery, it was absolutely beautiful. More than worth a visit.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A fun way to spend an hour or two. We stopped here on one of the group tours and enjoyed our walk down. Be careful; it is slippery and requires a bit of stamina to make the full tour.

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Antigonish, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A good example of the many waterfalls that are found in Iceland. A sunny day really highlights the falls.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A must see while you visit Reykjavik. Part of the Golden Circle experience, and definitely the highlight! Just stunning, and it was so much grander than we had anticipated. We saw some beautiful rainbows there as well!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Rain and drizzle will not stop you walking down to this amazing waterfall Very power fall and the spray from the waterfall wets you as well Wonderful to be alive in a place like this!!!!!! Very nice restaurant and lovely shop with lots of lovely goodies on site

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DALLAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Takes some walking but can walk to top viewing area and to bottom of falls for a different perspective. Seems safe but not a lot of safety fencing or warnings like in USA. Makes for a much better experience.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yikes! This waterfall is majestic. As is common and present during my visit not one but two obligatory rainbows! This is not a mini Niagra Falls. Its character feels more intimate and less commercialized - no need for a boat ride or access through tunnels. Try to visit on a day that's not too windy as the walk in can... More

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