Saturday, 3 April 2010

Gullfoss Waterfall

Our next stop was not too far away to Gullfoss Waterfall. We stopped at the visitor centre for lunch and had a delicious lamb soup and bread rolls. Then we walked down to the waterfall. We didn't really know what to really expect, but we certainly didn't expect this!

WOW....our photos don't do any justice to how spectacular the waterfall actually looked!

Gullfoss is Iceland's most famous waterfall. It was a double cascade of water and it is 32 metres high. The water begins at Lángjökull Glacier, which flows into the Hvítávatn Lake. Icy cold water then flows 40km along the Hvítá River before it gets to Gullfoss.

The top cascade

The lower cascade

Some of the water spray hits the side of the rockface and freezes. Some of the water spray drifts over the to winter grass and freezes over the blades of grass.

It was spectacular!

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