Location: South-West Iceland
Directions from Reykjavík to Gullfoss on Google maps.
Duration: Cirka 1,5 hours straight from Reykjavík to Gullfoss
Gullfoss, meaning ‘Golden Falls, is arguably the most iconic and beloved waterfall in Iceland. It can be found in south-west Iceland, in the Hvítá canyon. This waterfall is located within the Golden Circle route, thus being a popular landmark for those visiting Iceland for the first time. This waterfall has a curious particularity: it is displayed in two distinct stages. Firstly, the water journeys through the glacier Langjökul and then it cascades down Gullfoss, 32 meters down.
During the summer, more than 140 cubic metres surge down the waterfall. During the winter, this number drops to 109 cubic metres.
It is thus a rather powerful waterfall and visitors might have to face the possibility of getting drenched due to its astounding force. Bring a spare set of clothes with you!