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| White River, Blaskogabyggd 801, Iceland
+354 486 6500
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Considered by many to be the country's most beautiful waterfall.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| White River, Blaskogabyggd 801, Iceland
+354 486 6500
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have only seen the falls in Yosemite, and this one definitely impressed more. A bit crowded because it's so easy to access, but fun nonetheless. If you're not interested in taking in the upper view, I would recommend parking at the lower lot.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of mist and water spraying up, especially if you walk out to the center viewpoint. But the falls are enormous!

Thank TrueBlueSteel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gullfoss are really a spectacular waterfall, absolutely worth seeing. Even though it's a lot of toursts there (I was one of them) it still have some Space and good overview.

Thank annegC5156NH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed one night and it was a good place to overnight from Reykjavik. It meant you could enjoy the Gullfoss waterfall late in the day once all the tour buses had gone. The room had an electric jug, and there were tissues plus the...More

Thank smithnz
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fierce waterfall with spray felt from the car park. A short walk down a path takes you right up to it. Only a small roped fence about 2 feet from the edge to stop you going too far, also a bit rocky to climb...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely must-see in Iceland! Beautiful two-tier waterfall. Only negatives are the long stairways, and the number of flies.

Thank David I
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you can brave the hoards of tourists,this waterfall is incredibly impressive. If you go while it's sunny expect a gorgeous rainbow

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see in the South of Iceland. We drove from Reykjavik and it was about 1.5 hrs and Geysir is along the way too. I would recommend driving the north route there and south route (Hwy 1) back. Gullfoss is breathtaking / must see....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see when in Reykjavik! Well worth the drive. This site and view is spectacular even on a rainy day! Make sure to visit as this is much more spectacular than Niagara.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gullfoss is both impressively terrifying and beautiful at the same time. They are incredibly loud and really bring home the power of the waterfall. There is a decent sized car park but busy even in January with lots of coaches and tours. We drove there...More

Thank SammyDamage
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Emily R
Are there any hours of operation or fee associated with the falls?
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Maria2628 | Reviewed this property |
It's free..24/7..
How far are the is gulfoss from the reykjavik airport? We arrive at 2pm and then are staying north west but wondering if it is worth driving to see the falls and have a cup of lamb stew and then driving up? What time does it close in mid July? Thanks!
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Ariella W | Reviewed this property |
Where are you staying? In which town? The Golden Circle is a must-see and it certainly is worth a detour.
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Hi Simon How long did you get to spend at Gullfoss? J
January 22, 2017|
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Response from sparkymarky63 | Reviewed this property |
We were on the Golden Circle EXPRESS tour which gave us 45 minutes there in very extreme weather. If the weather had been clear, we'd have wanted longer (not least to walk down the route that was closed on the day we were... More