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“Nice....but if you've seen larger waterfalls before then it might disappoint a little.”
Review of Gullfoss

Gullfoss
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Considered by many to be the country's most beautiful waterfall.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Visited this July 2013 on the Golden Circle trip. I can only review this from my own viewpoint: I have seen Victoria Falls at peak flow, and got VERY close to some other powerful waterfalls.
This one is nice, but from my previous experiences is reduced to being ....just nice.
I think it would have been good if you could have ventured much nearer (ie to the very edge) of the area opposite the main falls section : there was tape across so the authorities clearly did not want you going beyond it. Curiously , some postcards do show people standing in this area??
If you are in Reykjavik it is worth checking as part of the Golden Circle trip.

Thank Simpleburger
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My sister said, after we'd walked up to the brink of the falls, "OK, I don't have to see any more waterfalls. This is more impressive than Niagara."

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What an incredible sight this waterfall is! I was very lucky when I visited Gullfoss and had several rainbows appearing above the waterfall - AMAZING!!!

Thank fedcba
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Make no mistake, this is a must see attraction, especially for your first trip to Iceland! The fact that Gullfoss is close to Geysir and Thingvellir means you should definitely see it on your Golden Circle tour. It is stunning in its size and if you catch a sunny day, the rainbows from the spray is lovely. However that being said, Gullfoss has become more and more crowded over the years. We first visited in 2004, and then 2009. Now in 2013, it was noticeably more crowded and commercial. They have now installed barriers by the waterfall to keep visitors from getting too close. While I understand the necessity of this from a safety standpoint, what I always have enjoyed in Iceland is the ability to visit such natural landmarks without the ugly barriers! Unfortunately our pictures of Gullfoss now all have ropes and barriers in them. In addition, I would say the waterfalls of Dettifoss and Selfoss in the north easily rival if not surpass Gulfoss. Because they are more remote and require more work to reach, there are far fewer people there and it feel less like a commercial spectacle! There are certainly not gift shops and restaurants there!
So YES go see Gullfoss, but venture farther and see some of the other magnificent waterfalls that Iceland offers!!

Thank Stephelps
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Amazing place to visit and a must see when in Iceland. This was a stop on the Golden Circle Tour offered by Horizon Iceland

Thank M P
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