Sunday, May 27, 2012

Places to visit in Iceland: Gullfoss

Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) is among Iceland's most popular and well-know sights and is considered a "must see" attraction for those visiting the south of the country. A stop on the Golden Circle tour, it is visited by thousands of tourists and locals each year. Unbelievably, there once were plans afoot to use the falls to generate electricity. There is an information centre up on the edge of the canyon above the upper falls where you can get information about the falls and buy food and overpriced souvenirs.

Here it is seen from the most photographed angle:

Looking down into the canyon from a cliff overhang beside the rapids at the top:

Looking down into the violently plunging lower falls:

For more photos see my previous Gullfoss posts.

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