watch out, it's slippery
on the boardwalk to the Falls
transportation for the adventurous
the fish ladder seen from above
the role of Sigríđur Tómasdóttir in saving Gull Foss from a hydropower plant is explained
a natural observation platform
at the Faxa Foss
note the fishladder to the left
the first view of Gullfoss is quite impressive
a view up-river
the water drops into the crevasse and roars towards the gorge
Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is a popular waterfall in the Hvítá River which is fed from the mighty Langjökull glacier high up the
western inlands of Iceland.
The Hvítá is a dangerous river because of its potential for sudden flooding.
At the falls the water
drops in two stages 32 meters into a deep fissure in the rocks and then roars through a narrow gorge.
A slippery outcrop above the
first stage allows for spectacular sights, assuming you do not care to get soaked.
The thundering sound and drifting
water plumes add to the impressive sight.
Coming from Selfoss you pass another waterfall, the Faxa Foss, sporting a nice fishladder.