One of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, usually combined with a stop to the Geysir area and Þingvellir National Park. All three of these sites make up the so-called "Golden Circle". A majestic and powerfull waterfall combining a lush and dramatic environment, which has caused this waterfall to be as popular as it is.
Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second. The heaviest floods have recorded a flow of 2000 cubic metres per second. During the summer the flow is 130 cubic metres per second. People were eager to exploit the power potential of Gullfoss and many plans for hydroelectric developments on the river Hvítá have been proposed. Gullfoss is a protected area.
We visit Gullfoss waterfall on the following tours: