Iceland (7) – Gulfoss

Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvita river.  Part of the Golden Circle loop that includes the Geysir (my previous post).

The origin

The origin of this beautiful waterfall starts 40 KM north at Langjokull glacier in Lake Hvitavatan

 

 

Some brownish parts of the water is the sediments that the glacial ice has carved off the earth

Some brownish parts of the water is the sediments that the glacial ice has carved off the earth

 

 

The water plunges into a 32M deep crevice which 2.5 KM in length

The water plunges into a 32M deep crevice which 2.5 KM in length

 

 

Flowing into the crevice

Flowing into the crevice

 

 

 A view of the expanse and depth of Gulfoss. Above right is where you would start your journey to see the falls, which is located to the left.

A view of the expanse and depth of Gulfoss. Above right is where you would start your journey to see the falls, which is located to the left.

 

 

Looking down from the top of the falls

Looking down from the top of the falls

 

 

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