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  Gullfoss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gullfoss is a waterfall located on the White River (Hvítá) in south central Iceland.
The Gullfoss is one of the most spectacular sights on earth.
During this period, the waterfall was rented indirectly by it's owners, Tómas Tómasson and Halldór Halldórsson, to foreign investors which wanted to utilize the waterfall; however, the investor's attempts where unsuccessful, in at least one case due to lack of money.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gullfoss   (430 words)

 Iceland Travel | City of Reykjavik Gullfoss & Geysir | iExplore
Gullfoss ("golden falls"), in south central Iceland, is particularly enchanting.
Two-tiered Gullfoss produces a drenching spray, so be sure to wear a raincoat as you're scrambling along the hiking trails surrounding the falls.
Gullfoss was saved from hydroelectric development when a farm girl threatened to throw herself from the falls if the deal went through.
www.iexplore.com /res/iceland/iceland_where.jhtml   (1464 words)

 Gullfoss | english.ust.is
Gullfoss is an example of a waterfall forming where the water has followed a fissure in the lava and carved a passageway through it.
She is known first and foremost for her efforts regarding Gullfoss, and a monument to her was erected there in 1978.
When Gullfoss came into the possession of men who were agents for foreign parties Sigríður, the farmer's daughter from Brattholt rose up to fight against several of the richest and most powerful men in Iceland and have the agreement concerning Gullfoss revoked.
english.ust.is /National-Parks/Protectedareas/Gullfoss   (2286 words)

 Our Beautiful World: Gullfoss, Iceland
Gullfoss (The Golden waterfall) is Iceland's most famous waterfall, and one of the natural
Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres.
efforts regarding Gullfoss, and a monument to her was erected there in 1978.
www.vulkaner.no /n/gullfoss/egullfoss.html   (1107 words)

 Iceland Geyser Thingvellir National Park Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss waterfall is amoung the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Europe.
A ride through the lavafields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano, is followed by a visit to the fascinating Geyser hot spring area and the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall.
During this tour there is the opportunity to stand behind a plummeting waterfall, walk along a beach of fl sand, gaze at a natural rock formation and feel the amazing power of a glacier.
www.icelandtotal.com /home/tours_and_activities/geysir_gullfoss_south_shore   (306 words)

 TIME Europe :: European Journey 2005 :: Golden Circle
The approach to Gullfoss, across barren sand flats and grassy hills, is deceptive.
Gullfoss, on Iceland's White River, is one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe — a rush of icy water 100 m across that drops 12 m, then twists and narrows before thundering 20 m off another ledge into a deep canyon.
In another country, Gullfoss would be the center of attention; in this part of south-central Iceland, it's just one stop on the so-called Golden Circle of wonders, a primeval theme park where continents collide and melt in fire and steam, then solidify again in ice and stone.
www.time.com /time/europe/wonder/gullfoss.html   (709 words)

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Only six kilometers away from Geysir roams Gullfoss, the golden fall.
Its name comes from the rainbow that covers it, each time the sun accepts to lighten it.
Gullfoss is 30 meters high, combining two falls : first one is 10 m high, second is 20.
www.chez.com /sjislande/Egullfoss.htm   (84 words)

 The Golden Triangle (contd.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gullfoss, on the glacial river, Hvita, is the largest waterfall in all of Europe.
By the time I left Gullfoss it was 8 pm and I felt that I should call it a day, and look for someplace to stay for the night.
I eventually found myself in Fludir, some 25 Kms from Gullfoss (via a track), but the only hotel was quite posh and way over my budget – 10,000 IK per night (about $100).
www.oxbowschool.org /ICELAND-MEXICO/page-5.html   (316 words)

 Gullfoss og Geysir - A part of the golden Circle
Nest stop is Gullfoss, a huge waterfall in a cliff-girded canyon, it's fall is about 32 meters.
Gullfoss and Geysir are by far favorite with tourits.
Gullfoss can be translated to Golden Waterfalls, Gull meaning gold and foss meaning waterfall.
www.randburg.com /is/tourism/Iceland-top-10-to-visit/Gullfoss-geysir/index.asp   (255 words)

 Gullfoss Photos Pictures : Iceland Gallery : Waterfall and Ice
Gullfoss : Iceland's most famous waterfall on the river Hvita (White River).
Below is the list of the photos and pictures I took in Gullfoss during winter.
At the bottom of the page you can also find a world map showing where Gullfoss is. Finally at the top of the page you can find a link to search for photos, pictures and images on benoa.net, and a link to my blog.
www.benoa.net /iceland/gullfoss   (149 words)

 AskMen.com - Waterfalls
Gullfoss is the largest waterfall in Europe, and widely acknowledged as the most beautiful in Iceland.
In contrast to many North American cascades, Gullfoss remains to this day untouched by man, and allowing visitors to actually walk right up to the edge and run one's hand in the water.
The falls evoke a mythical aura, and the locale is steeped in folklore; one legend maintains that an ancient treasure lies hidden in a cave behind the wall of water, prompting more than a few explorations over the years.
www.askmen.com /fashion/travel_top_ten/39_travel_top_ten.html   (810 words)

 Hotel Brattholt - Gullfoss
Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) is Iceland's most beautiful waterfall.
Or maybe because of the rainbow that forms when sunlight hits the droplets of the fall.
Most tourist visit Gullfoss in summer but many consider it even more magnificent in it's winter outfit of ice and snow.
www.travelnet.is /ABC/brattholt/Gullfoss.htm   (90 words)

Gullfoss "Golden Falls" is just a few kilometres from Geysir.
In the midst of lush vegetation, white water thunders down a 32-metre (105-feet) drop into a narrow canyon 70m (192 ft.) deep and 2.5km (1.5 miles) long.
For seven centuries, Skálholt (optional) was the scene of dramatic events that shaped the political, spiritual and cultural life of Iceland.
www.eskimos.is /english/html/golden_circle.html   (348 words)

 Iceland Tour -- Gullfoss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gullfoss is Iceland's most famous waterfall, and one of the natural wonders of the world.
It is in the mighty glacial river Hvita (White river), just a few kilometres from another natural wonder, the world-famous Geysir.
Second in magnitude only to The Great Geysir itself (which is no longer active), Strokkur is a part of the hot spring area in Haukadalur.
davidbray.org /iceland/gullfoss.html   (82 words)

 AskMen.com - Gullfoss
After you've had your fill of watching the earth spew out water, take a short drive to Gullfoss, to see more aquatic action.
Gullfoss, which translates into "Golden Falls," is Europe's most powerful waterfall.
This two-tiered, 105-foot water drop is overrun with visitors on sunny days, when the mist creates a dozen rainbows across the sky.
www.askmen.com /fashion/travel_60/73d_travel_tips.html   (581 words)

 Hotel Gullfoss, Brattholt, accommodation near Gullfoss and Geysir.
Brattholt Hotel accommodation near Gullfoss and Geysir, Hotel Geysir - Hotel Brattholt is a comfortable distance from Reykjavik, not much danger of the roads being closed on account of weather, therefore a good choice for travellers who have a limited time in Iceland.
The place is just as beautiful in winter the sight of Gullfoss waterfall is magnificent when garbed in ice and snow.
60 km from Selfoss 7 km from Geysir, 3 km by Gullfoss.
www.randburg.com /is/brattholt-hotel/hotel-gullfoss.asp   (421 words)

 Search.is - Search Iceland --> "Gullfoss"
Gullfoss and is an ideal location for hig...
Gullfoss in summer but many consider it e...
Gullfoss - Geysir - The Golden Circle A c...
www.search.is /default.aspx?page=showRes&qt=Gullfoss   (157 words)

 Earth Science Picture of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In Iceland, at this time of year, the seasonal snow has melted, and the lower elevations of the glacial ice caps are just beginning to melt, thus water is rapidly entering rivers and streams.
The largest and most famous waterfall in Iceland is the Gullfoss (golden waterfall).
Melt water from the Langjokull and Hofsjokull ice caps in west central Iceland are partially drained by the Hvita River (where the Gullfoss is located).
epod.usra.edu /archive/epodviewer.php3?oid=57312   (140 words)

 Hotel Gullfoss in Brattholt
Short drive to the interior Kjölur and to Gullfoss, Geysir, Skálholt, Þingvellir.
You pass the hot spring area by Geysir and drive further in direction of Gullfoss.
Shortly before you arrive to Gullfoss (the last farm before Gullfoss waterfall) you see the farm on the right hand side.
www.farmholidays.is /disp.asp?692&pid=0   (105 words)

 The Golden Waterfall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, is a highlight of the tour, and includes a lengthy stop to give everyone enough time to scramble around the area.
In brief, it's a raging torrent from a glacial river.
Here, as Gullfoss seems more a series of falls than an individual one, I've divided the sequence into two separate photos.
www.lookoutnow.com /places/gullfoss.htm   (104 words)

 Iceland - Geysir / Gullfoss Special with Hidden Trails.
Exchange the beaten tracks for fine bridle paths along deep canyons, travel across wide salmon rivers to the wonders of untouched nature.
Alongside Hvítá River we follow the ever deepening canyon on to the impressive Golden Waterfall Gullfoss and continue to the famous Geysir Hot Spring Area where we will stay for two nights.
From the guesthouse we have direct view to the geothermal area and you will have plenty of time to explore this highly interesting area with its countless bubbling hot springs.
www.hiddentrails.com /europe/iceland/geysir_gullfoss.htm   (631 words)

 Adventure in Iceland - Golden Circle : Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir
From there, we continue to Geysir, possibly the most famous hot spring in the world, before setting off for a drive onto a glacier or across a snowcovered mountain pass.
We then continue to Gullfoss, one of Iceland´s most spectacular waterfalls, before driving on to the collapsed crater cured.
Finally, we pass through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi on the return to Reykjavik.
www.hl.is /English/daytours.asp?tid=1   (174 words)

 Geysir Center - Iceland - Geyser - The waterfall Gullfoss
Geysir Center - Iceland - Geyser - The waterfall Gullfoss
Just ten kilometers from the hotel you’ll find the most photographed waterfall in Iceland — Gullfoss.
A bare factual description of the „golden waterfall“ should include that it falls 32 meters in two stages, with water coming from the glacial river Hvitá, which has its source underneath the glacier Langjökull, and flows after 133 kilometers into the Atlantic.
www.geysircenter.com /english/gullfoss.html   (115 words)

 Iceland on MTB '97
On 11.00 PM we admire the Gullfoss waterfall and find a place for tents.
morning we see two-level waterfall Gullfoss in rain, we watch and hear plenty of water falling into a large fissure creating a canyon.
Next attractions 10 km from Gullfoss are Geysir, Strokkur and another geothermal phenomena on this place.
noel.feld.cvut.cz /~horcik/iceland   (3207 words)

 ICELAND - The saga island
The wind was very strong but the sun made the landscape beautiful.
We continued to Gullfoss, the larges waterfall in Iceland, and what a beauty it was.
The last stop on this page is Tingvellir where the parlament took place some 1000 years ago.
oasis.fortunecity.com /labreya/9/feisl10.htm   (100 words)

 Hostel in Iceland - Geysir - Gullfoss
We offer this special tour for those who want to get to know the Icelandic horse and visit the magnificent golden waterfall Gullfoss and the world famous Geysir.
After the riding tour we drive to Gullfoss and Geysir and spend at least 1/2 hour at each place before returning to Reykjavík.
Included: Riding helmet, rainwear or a warm overall, English speaking guides and all transfers.
www.hostel.is /?cat_id=222   (123 words)

 The Golden Tour of the South on Icelandic Horses
What better way to visit the well known sights of Iceland, the Geysir hot spring area and mighty Gullfoss waterfall while on a ride through lovely countryside.
Explore fertile farmlands surrounding Sydra-Langholt Farm, see round-ups where sheep are gathered during the autumn and pass by greenhouses that provide Iceland with fresh vegetables.
On to mighty Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.
www.icelandadventure.com /gold.html   (528 words)

 Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I took it for granted that waterfalls were always that superficial.
All the photos or text descriptions were some snapshots of the unchangeable, but Gullfoss was all about dynamic.
I had expected a little tamed creek delightfully jumping down a cute pond, spitting a few drops to the rocks nearby.
www.cs.jhu.edu /~yliu/Tour/iceland/iceland-waterfall.html   (465 words)

 gullfoss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In sharp contrast to the thick warm steam of the geysers, cool refreshing mist rises from steep flooded crevasses also in the fracture zone.
Millions of liters of water, thunder endlessly over the basalt cliffs at Gullfoss.
Melt water from two interior ice caps continually feeds the unquenched fissures.
tornado.sfsu.edu /Geosciences/StudentWebsites/undergraduate/ElaineDanoff/IcelandSite/gullfoss.html   (65 words)

 Iceland Travel Photography and Picture Guide | Europe | davidmetraux.com
Measuring 105 feet, it is one of Europe's largest waterfalls and the Icelanders are quite proud of it.
I found this monstrous waterfall right above Gullfoss, which actually is a large waterfall.
Gullfoss: A site dedicated to the most celebrated waterfall in Iceland
www.davidmetraux.com /iceland.html   (1148 words)

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