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Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in ...
• Gullfoss – Iceland's most famous waterfall thunders into the Hvítá river with a deafening roar
• Geysir - an otherworldly landscape of bubbling pools, hot springs and the geyser Strokkur, which erupts high into the air every few minutes
• A special taste of geothermal cooking in a geothermal area – the chef of the Restaurant Geysir will give you a snack of eggs boiled with natural geothermal water, herring, and freshly ...
... the others no
longer spouts and just bubbles. The big attraction now is Strokkur which erupts
about 20 m into the air every 6-8 minutes. A fantastically weird experience
being showered with a down pour of warm water whilst running away giggling. We stayed
to watch it time and time again we didn’t want to leave. The other features around the site were just
as impressive, even if a little less showy. Pools of boiling water bubbling out
of the ground ...
Imagine having to get up by 7:30am and getting out the door by 8:20am... I remember those days (work and school)!!! Dave was our guide from Iceland Horizons. He is a Brit who has been in Iceland for past 15 years. It takes people a good 4-5 years to master the Icelandic. There are 31 letters and lots of vowels. We got front seats on the 15 seat bus which worked for us. We visited a few water falls which were rugged and nice. We met a few ...
... second largest, Strokkur, obliges every 5 or so minutes - see photos. The third site we visit is the waterfall at Gullfoss - pretty impressive especially the ability to get really close - not many security fences in Iceland. We end the shortish day at Fluvir so that today's traveller can get some rest. We soak up the hot springs at our hotel. And slowly get to know the other members of our ...