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Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls)
Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is a massive waterfall on the river Hvita in western Iceland. The falls are considered one of Iceland's most treasured natural wonders, with a name inspired by the phenomenon when glacial sediment in the water turns the falls golden in the sunlight.

The Basics
Gullfoss' water plunges 105 feet (32 meters) in two steps over a deep, dramatic crevasse in the river valley. As you approach, it's possible to hear the falls before you see the wild, tumbling water, and upon arrival, you can stand at an overlook at the top or walk down the path to the edge of the falls. The site is most often visited on full-day tours from Reykjavik and is almost always included on various Golden Circle route tours. On any popular Golden Circle tour from the city, you're likely to also stop at highlights such as the Kerid volcanic crater, the famous Geysir geothermal area, the Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park. Some tours also include a stop at the Blue Lagoon, the Secret Lagoon, or other hot springs in southwest Iceland.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to wear sturdy shoes if you'd like to climb the steps running parallel to Gullfoss.
  • Bring a waterproof jacket, as the curtain of mist thrown up by the falls is significant.
  • You'll find a gift shop and cafe near the wooden boardwalk leading to the Gullfoss waterfall.
  • Take a Golden Circle express tour to see all the main sights in a short period of time.

How to Get There
The Gullfoss waterfall is 75 miles (120 km) east of the capital city of Reykjavik. It's possible to drive independently; the Golden Circle route does not require a 4x4 vehicle. This easy, popular day trip is often experienced as an introduction to Iceland's natural wonders.

When to Get There
On sunny days, the mist from the falls creates rainbows that make for spectacular photos. Visit in winter to see the falls sparkle with ice.

Discovering an Icelandic Legend
In the first half of the 20th century, the then-owners of the waterfall and surrounding land leased the site to foreign investors who were keen to build a hydroelectric plant. Legend has it that local Sigridur Tomasdottir loved Gullfoss so much that she walked to Reykjavik barefoot in protest of the plant, thus making her point heard and stopping the construction. She is credited with saving the falls, and you can find a memorial stone placed in her honor at Gullfoss waterfall. She and her sisters built the first set of steps to give visitors access to the falls.
Address: Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
Admission: Free
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SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour with Snowmobiling and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik

SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour with Snowmobiling and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik

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Get the full Iceland experience, and maximize your limited time in Reykjavik, on a SuperSaver small-group tour of the Golden Circle. Begin with the classic tour of Thingvellir National Park, stunning Gullfoss waterfall, and geothermal activity at Geysir. Then enjoy a thrilling snowmobile ride on a glacier, and spend the evening hunting the mystical Northern Lights before your midnight return to Reykjavik.
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Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

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If you are short on time in Iceland, you can make the most out of a single day on this combination tour from Reykjavík. You'll travel the famed Golden Circle route, visiting Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss, then enjoy some relaxation in the Secret Lagoon, before embarking on a northern lights hunt in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
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Golden Circle and South Coast - 2 day tour

Golden Circle and South Coast - 2 day tour

Have you got limited time in Iceland? No worries. With our two day package you will explore two of the most known parts of the country. On the first day we will explore Geyser area, Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and several other nice stops. Next day we will be driving along the coastal area of the south. There you will see some of the most magnificent waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, walk on the glacier and touch the black sand at the Reynisfjara beach. **Notes** The tour has one night stay included. We assume that you have an accommodation from the night before and the last night when we bring you back to the city. We do pick up from Reykjavík city only, if you need us to collect outside of Reykjavík. Please contact us in advance.  If you need us to book you an extra night, kindly contact us in advance to get help with the booking. 
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Private Golden Circle

Private Golden Circle

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Discover the popular Icelandic sightseeing route known as the Golden Circle on this private guided tour. The itinerary includes the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss Waterfall, plus a visit to a tomato farm with food and drinks made from organically grown tomatoes and the Faxi waterfall.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Golden Circle Classic Tour from Reykjavik

Private Golden Circle Classic Tour from Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle—with its famous Geysir, waterfalls, and tectonic landscape—is one of the most popular tourist circuits in Iceland. Though nearly every tour company in Reykjavík offers a Golden Circle excursion, the tours themselves often leave travelers without flexibility or close attention from their guide. With this private tour, travel to the region’s main attractions at your own pace and while having a say in creating your itinerary.
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Private Golden Circle Jeep Tour With Lunch in a Tomato Farm

Private Golden Circle Jeep Tour With Lunch in a Tomato Farm

This is a private tour that can be modified to your schedule and needs Jeep sits up to 10 passengers witch makes this a more affordable option that a normal tour if you are traveling with a large family or with a few friends
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Wellness, Ice Cave & Northern Lights

Wellness, Ice Cave & Northern Lights

This is a real adventure of a tour including highlights such as the famous Geysir hot spring area, beautiful waterfalls and much more. The tour is designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the amazing Northern Lights, travelling with experienced guides and staying at Hotel Selfoss on the South Coast with great views in all directions. You will be in the vicinity of volcanoes and glaciers, driving along black volcanic sands and glacial rivers. On the included super jeep tour you strap on your crampons and step onto the mighty ice cave of Myrdalsjokull glacier. Visit a rift valley, an erupting geyser and the breathtaking waterfalls of Gullfoss, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You also get to immerse yourself in the wonderful warmth and luxury of steaming geothermal water. The lovely Riverside spa at Hotel Selfoss is inspired by Icelandic nature and The Blue Lagoon is a world famous wellness and spa attraction.
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  • 5 days
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Northern Lights Hunt and Glacier Lagoon

Northern Lights Hunt and Glacier Lagoon

This tour will take you to some of the most magnificent spots in the country; in addition to that, we will also hunt for the amazing Northern Lights. Highlights include the famous Geysir hot spring area, beautiful waterfalls, the unique Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and much more. The tour is designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the breathtaking Northern Lights. However, despite our long experience in leading groups, please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that is very hard to predict, hence sightings cannot be guaranteed.
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Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

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Explore Iceland’s ring road on an intimate small group tour. Maximize your chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, and experience Icelandic winter landscapes. Join a 9-night journey through the countryside, from the South Coast to Goðafoss waterfall in the North and around the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Explore villages, glaciers, lava formations, and waterfalls for full immersion in this mysterious landscape. Enjoy 9 nights’ accommodation at local farms, ensuring you meet local people and animals and eat authentic cuisine.
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  • 10 days
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Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days

Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days

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Get a comprehensive overview of Iceland on this 10-day tour on the famous ring road. Discover the rugged terrain of Iceland as you explore the volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains that dot the landscape. See famous landmarks like the Golden Circle, the Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls, the East Fjords and much more as you interact with locals during your farm stays in the countryside.
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The Great Round Tour: Around Iceland in 13 Days

The Great Round Tour: Around Iceland in 13 Days

Join this tour that covers the Ring Road around Iceland, the magnificent Snaefellsnes peninsula and the remote and isolated West fjords. Visiting the Latrabjarg cliff gives you a good chance to spot the famous Puffins. You will travel around Iceland in a small and comfortable mini-van, with maximum 12 people in a group. So your experience will be more personal and intimate, and you will feel like you are exploring Iceland independently. Visit some of Iceland's most beautiful places on this tour like the Golden Circle, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Lake Mývatn, Látrabjarg cliff and the West fjords and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Included is accommodation for 12 nights including breakfast and dinners for 10 nights. In the countryside we will stay in farm stays that will give you chances of interacting with local people, taste local food such as lamb and fish, and observe local animals such as dogs, horses and goats.
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Golden Circle & Fridheimar Greenhouse (lunch included) - PRIVATE TOUR

Golden Circle & Fridheimar Greenhouse (lunch included) - PRIVATE TOUR

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Probably Iceland's most famous tour, the Golden Circle is the perfect mix of human and natural history. We will visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss and Friðheimar greenhouse. The Golden Circle is a must see for anyone visiting Iceland.
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Golden Circle & South Coast in 1 Day - PRIVATE TOUR

Golden Circle & South Coast in 1 Day - PRIVATE TOUR

The Golden Circle route and the South Coast are home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders—waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic landscapes. This tour combines the highlights of both into one day and is ideal for those short on time. Visit the Thingvellir National Park and see the ‘Geysir’ geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle. Then, continue along the South Coast, stopping at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and the black sand beach of Reynisdrangar.
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3 Day South Iceland (Golden Circle & South Coast) - PRIVATE TOUR

3 Day South Iceland (Golden Circle & South Coast) - PRIVATE TOUR

A three day adventure along the south part of Iceland. We will visit waterfalls, black beaches, glaciers and amazing glacier lagoons.
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3 Day Northern Lights South Coast (Golden Circle & South Coast) - PRIVATE TOUR

3 Day Northern Lights South Coast (Golden Circle & South Coast) - PRIVATE TOUR

A three day northern lights adventure along the south part of Iceland. We will visit waterfalls, black beaches, glaciers and amazing glacier lagoons.
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7 Day Around Iceland Tour - PRIVATE TOUR

7 Day Around Iceland Tour - PRIVATE TOUR

Seven days tour around Iceland, stopping at the beautiful nature spots on our way such as Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur and the Geyser area, Friðheimar, Gullfoss and more.
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Private Golden Circle Tour with Kerid crater and lunch stop in a farm

Private Golden Circle Tour with Kerid crater and lunch stop in a farm

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Flexibility and comfort. On this tour, you will enjoy a very personal-tailor made adventure in Iceland around the Golden Circle.
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Golden Circle & Traditional Icelandic Food Private Tour

Golden Circle & Traditional Icelandic Food Private Tour

This tour includes all the classical stops usually made on the so called Golden Circle Tour and more. Your guide will be a local person who partly grew up in the Golden Circle area and can therefore share with you how it was to grow up there as well as pointing out interesting facts and stories. The tour also offers some traditional dishes and tastes when it comes to local Icelandic food and snack. This tour combines beautiful nature and local food tasting guided by a local certified guide from Reykjavík in a comfortable minivan.
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  • 8 hours
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Golden Circle & South Coast Private Tour

Golden Circle & South Coast Private Tour

This tour combines the Golden Circle tour and the South Coast tour. If you have limited time in Iceland this tour offers you to do both of those tours in one day. Your guide will simply show you some of the most spectacular places on the south coast of Iceland in one day. You will have a professional local guide who will be driver guiding you to those beautiful places in a comfortable vehicle. Since this would be your private tour your guide would customize each stop to your needs to make sure that you will have a nice memorably journey.
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  • 13 hours
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$498.00
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Golden Circle Private Tour & Blue Lagoon Private Transfer

Golden Circle Private Tour & Blue Lagoon Private Transfer

This tour offers a nice combination of The Golden Circle Tour where you will visit all the highlights of that tour and afterwards you can enjoy the Blue Lagoon. You will have a driver guide with you all the way so even the Blue Lagoon transfer part is guided. Your driver guide will wait for you while you soak and relax in the milky blue water of the Blue Lagoon. After a 2 hrs stop there your driver guide will drive you back to Reykjavík.
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  • 11 hours
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Golden Circle & Geothermal Power Plant Private Tour

Golden Circle & Geothermal Power Plant Private Tour

The Golden Circle sights and the interesting Geothermal Exhibition in the largest geothermal power plant in Iceland. This tour includes the spectacular sights visited on the Golden Circle Tour such as Crater, Waterfalls, Hot Springs and the rift valley in the national park Þingvellir. The tour also includes a guided tour through the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant.
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  • 8 hours
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$398.00
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Golden Circle & Geothermal Bath Private Tour

Golden Circle & Geothermal Bath Private Tour

This Golden Circle tour offers Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal area, Þingvellir National Park, Kerid Crater, Faxi Waterfall and Fontana Geothermal Baths. After exploring Waterfalls, Crater and Hot springs you can unwind and relax in the Hot Tubs and Steam Rooms at Fontana Spa. After a relaxing stop you will see the Þingvellir National Park a World Heritage site with the amazing rift valley which lies between the two tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia.
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  • 9 hours
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$438.00
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$438.00
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Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private Tour

Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private Tour

Spend the day exploring the waterfalls, geysers, and national parks of Iceland’s Golden Circle and at night venture into the wilderness to find the northern lights. Take in the scenery from the comfort of a four-wheel-drive vehicle between stops at Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss, Kerio Crater, and a local farm. Stop for dinner before heading back out to search for the northern lights.
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  • 11 hours
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$493.00
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Geyser Waterfalls and Blue Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

Geyser Waterfalls and Blue Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

For a look at southern Iceland’s most popular natural wonders in one day, take this Golden Circle day trip from Reykjavik that includes a stop at the Blue Lagoon. The 186-mile (300-km) loop provides the opportunity for you to marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geyser area and Thingvellir National Park. Admire the otherworldly landscape of craters and canyons, and finish up at the Blue Lagoon for a hot soak in the thermal waters (entry not included).
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