Gullfoss Waterfall is hailed as one of Iceland’s most iconic falls. Translating directly to ‘Golden Floss’, the waterfall is one of the top three landmarks in the Golden Circle and surely does justice to its name! With the high sediment glacial water making the falls glow, The Golden Floss is a two-tiered waterfall offering a deviating view over the seasons. The summer sees a cascading veil of heavy water flow down from two levels. While the waterfall produces numerous rainbows by the clouds of sprays from the continuously tumbling water in summers, the winter freezes it into glistening waves of ice. The stunning waterfall is a must-see location when in Iceland in any season.
Dropping from a total of 32 meters, the waterfall gushes down the jagged canyon, in two stages, creating the most beautiful golden hints dancing along the water in the sun. After a gentle three step staircase, the two grand descents follow, creating a mesmerizing curtain of water and producing spray thick enough to feel like standing in the clouds. A kilometer away from the falls, the river takes a sharp right to flow through a dramatic canyon and further gushes itself through a narrow channel.
Formed by the meltwater of the Lángjökull glacier, the combination of the falls and the river meandering elegantly through the crevasse, Gullfoss makes a majestic point for photography and a serene view. Rather than at the foot of the falls like other waterfalls, Gullfoss waterfall holds more of a magnificent painting from above. Watching the water flow over two layers creates a stunning wonder.
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