First look at Gullfoss or 'Golden Falls'. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá River rushes southward, and about a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase".
A better look at the river before it plunges over the series of falls. Gullfoss plunges in two stages 11 meters or 36 ft, and 21 meters or 69 ft into a crevice 32 meters 105 ft deep.
The final plunge into this gorge is what kicks up the constant mist.
The final plunge into this crevice is 20 meters (66 ft) wide and 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running down the waterfall is 140 cubic meters (4,900 cu ft) per second in the summer and 80 cubic meters (2,800 cu ft) per second in the winter. The highest flood measured was 2,000 cubic meters (71,000 cu ft) per second.
Mike at Gullfoss. I recruited one of the ladies on my tour to take this one. I then took several of her and her daughter.
Our first stop on the South Coast & Waterfall Tour was Seljalandsfoss. It is one of the best known and more popular waterfalls in Iceland. The waterfall drops 197 ft (60m).
Seljalands River source is the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. One of the interesting things about this waterfall is that visitors can walk behind it into a small cave.
These people are exiting from the path that takes you behind the waterfall.
Because we had good weather while we were there, we were treated to a nice rainbow.
One of several smaller waterfalls to the left of Seljalandsfoss.
Seljalandsfoss was used as a leg on the Amazing Race, season 6.
People walking behind the waterfall.
First view of the Skogafoss Waterfall after leaving the bus. You can see on the right side the people hiking to the top overlook.
Skogass Waterfall has a drop of 200ft (60m) and is 82ft (25m) wide. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland.
Good view of the platform overlooking the waterfall.
The path leading to the top of Skogafoss waterfall.
Wild flower with lava rock
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