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.
Visiting Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss is a big 2-step waterfall that has a bunch of different viewpoints.
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. No parking fee or entry fee is required.
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!
How To Get To Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss 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.