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Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period.

Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second. The heaviest floods have recorded a flow of 2000 cubic metres per second. During the summer the flow is 130 cubic metres per second, which would take only 3 seconds to fill this building. People were eager to exploit the power potential of Gullfoss and many plans for hydroelectric developments on the river Hvítá have been proposed.

Gullfoss waterfall
GPS Points N64° 19' 38.220" W20° 7' 8.135"
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Jadar II
  • Jaðar 2
  • 845 Flúðir
Geysir Camping Site
  • Geysir, Haukadal
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-6800
Helludalur 2
  • Helludalur 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 893-2749
Trophy Lodge
  • Vörðuás 9
  • 801 Selfoss
Faxi Camping Ground
  • Biskupstungur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-1101, 774-7440
  • Miðhús
  • 801 Selfoss


Geysir Golf Club
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  • Haukadalur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8733
Við Faxa
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  • Heiði
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 774-7440

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The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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