“Golden Waterfall” on the glacial river Hvítá, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and one of Iceland’s main sightseeing attractions.

This mighty two-tiered cataract creates a majestic spectacle as it thunders 32 m over a fault into a gorge measuring 2.5 km in length and up to 70 m deep in places, which the river has cut into the strata over the past 10,000 years.

The waterfall can be viewed close up, as well as from a good vantage point overlooking the chasm where a Gullfoss centre has been built, named Sigríðarstofa in memory of local woman Sigríður Tómasdóttir from Brattholt. She campaigned earlier last century against plans to develop a hydroelectricity plant there.

Different Icelandic tour companies offer the Golden Circle tour with slight variations. Find tour operator that offer The Golden Circle Tour:

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