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Gullfoss - Iceland's Golden Falls Review with images

AdvantagesA stunning natural sight; fair prices in cafe

DisadvantagesHigh location so can be very windy

"...sights visited on the famous Golden Circle tour which is offered by most of the tour companies on the island. When you travel outside of Reykjavik the majority of vehicles on the road are tour coaches and minibuses so you might understandably expect that these natural attractions are going to be besieged by tourists but, at least when we visited on a freezing Sunday afternoon in April, ours was the only bus at the visitor centre at that time. ==Getting ..." Read review

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Golden Falls on a White River Review with images

AdvantagesAmazing natural beauty and power.

DisadvantagesVery icy paths in winter.

"...often referred to as the Golden Circle. Many organised excursions complete the circle daily. You can of course, do as we did and hire a car. The route is well signposted and Gullfoss easy to find. A large car park is situated just off the main road. Until this point, the falls are not visible. But as you get out of your car or climb down from the coach, the mighty falls capture you in all their thunderous glory. Gullfoss is actually two separate ..." Read review

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The Golden Falls Review with images

AdvantagesImpressive sight, easily reached from Reykjavik

DisadvantagesNot the most impressive waterfall in Iceland, or so I've heard

"...it is part of the Golden Circle tour. Gullfoss (the name means golden falls) is a fall on the Hvita River. In the 20th century there was some speculation that the waterfall might be used to generate electricity, but this was strongly opposed by Sigridur Tomasdottir, the daughter of one of the owners. Today, the waterfall remains preserved in its natural state. On the day I visited Gullfoss, the bus pulled up in a car park which also contained several ..." Read review

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Impressive but not a touch a Niagra

Advantagesrelatively easy to get to

Disadvantagescan be very cold, dangerous

"I visited the falls in the February of 2006 and i must say i was only mildly impressed. The walk round to the falls was quite enchanting due to the ice covered paths and railings and it really felt as though you were going into another world. However from the main view point the Falls were still some way in the distance and alhtough they were clearly visible i would have prefered to go closer and experience the true power. This is possible as a small ..." Read review

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