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Gullfoss

Iceland

July 24th, 2019

0.9 miles
170 vertical feet
Total Time: 0:34

Starting elevation
772 feet
Max elevation
772 feet

Rating: 8/10

Directions: From ├×ingvellir National Park, take route 365. Continue on route 37 to Gullfoss.   View Driving Map



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After parking in the large lot above the falls, we walked past the gift shop and cafe and descended the stairs down to the lower parking lot. Then we started the crowded trail toward the falls.

As we approached the falls, we could see and feel the mist flying toward us. Thankfully, the mist was actually worse a bit further out, and improved as we got closer to the main viewpoint at the end. I don't know if that just had to do with the direction of the wind or the twists and turns of the river, which actually falls in a cascade, turning before falling again.

Gulfoss

Gulfoss

Gulfoss

Gulfoss

Gulfoss

The whole scene feels like Niagara Falls, as there are large crowds and the falls are impressively large. After walking out to the viewpoint and enjoying the views, we returned to the top and turned right, where there's another short trail to some views from above. Then we returned to the parking lot.

Gulfoss

Gulfoss

Gulfoss from above

Gulfoss from above

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