Gullfoss waterfall – the most photographed attraction in Iceland

Gullfoss waterfall is located in the south-eastern part of Iceland and it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and also the most photographed attraction in the country. It is a two-tier waterfall, often decorated by a colourful rainbow so the place looks really magical. The area was declared a natural monument of Iceland.

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Gullfoss waterfall is situated on the river Hvítá and consists of two cascades. The first measures 11 metres and the second one 22 meters. The water rushes into a narrow, 2500 metres long canyon, excavated by the river.

Gullfoss waterfall is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Iceland, it is estimated that half a million of tourists are getting here each year.

The nearby attractions include a picturesque town Haukadalur. In addition to historically significant buildings, boasts the fact that it is one of the world’s most important centers of learning.

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