Gullfoss Waterfall – Golden Falls In West Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall is part of the Golden Circle, one of the most popular tourist routes in the country of Iceland.

The name means ‘golden falls’ and this huge waterfall is fed by the melting Lángjökull glacier. The Gulfoss falls are not to be missed!

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
Visiting Gulfoss Falls

Gullfoss is a big 2-step waterfall that has a bunch of different viewpoints above and next to the falls.

It’s only a 1.5 hour drive from Reykjavik, so that’s partly why it’s one of the most famous falls in the country. From the parking area, it’s a short 10-15 minute walk down to the falls.

Gullfoss is probably not my favorite waterfall in Iceland, partly because of the crowds, but the fact that it’s easier to get to this one does make it more appealing.

It’s definitely worth a visit if you have time!

Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2019.

No parking fee or entry fee is required.

Tourists standing near the edge of the Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
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Tourists walking on a path near Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
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Ravine at Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
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How To Get To The Gullfoss Falls

Gullfoss Waterfall is located 75 miles (120 km) from Reykjavik, and the drive takes about 2 hours.

You can drive here with a rental car, or there are prepackaged day tours that include the waterfall as part of their itinerary.

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