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    Mammoth thundering waterfall

    by melanief Written Sep 8, 2006

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    Me at Golden Falls
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    Gullfoss is a waterfall located on the White River (Hvítá) in south central Iceland. Its name means the Golden Falls. The flow of the river from the regular rains and the glacial runoff, particularly in summer, makes Gullfoss the largest volume falls in Europe.

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    The waterfall!

    by frank_delargy Updated Sep 16, 2004

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    Part of the falls

    Well, this is the biggest waterfall in Europe and it is obviously why you would go here. It is nothing short of amazing. Unlike many of the natural places in the US, you can walk right up to the edge of these falls and fall in if you want. I recommend against that though as it would be a one way trip.
    It is definitely worth the drive and the trip to Iceland to just see the falls, even if you missed everything else.. OK, OK, I'm a waterfall fanatic..

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    Iceland Ponies

    by frank_delargy Updated Sep 16, 2004

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    Iceland pony

    Wonderful creatures. There were a few of them in the field next to the waterfall.
    They will come over to you if you ask them.
    I'm sure that they started with shetland ponies or something akin to them, but today Import of animals is more or less forbidden in Iceland. There is one breed of horse, one breed of dairy-cows and one breed of sheep in Iceland.

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    waterfall

    by Jozzzef Written Aug 29, 2004

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    you know the drill: drive half an hour to this place, walk around the thundering gorgeous waterfalls for 20 minutes saying "ooh" and "aah, spend 20 minutes in the gift shop and off you go. My point: driving around a whole day to see a couple of, admittedly awsome, sights is still a bit boring to me. Iceland offers the chance to experience it gorgeous nature in a personalway. Hiking by yourself through awsome mountians and have a pick-nick next to a smaller waterfall but you'll have it all to yourself. I prefer the latter.

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    Gullfoss Waterfall...

    by coceng Updated Aug 27, 2004
    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    The narrow canyon of which the Gullfoss falls into is 70 m deep & 2.5 km long...Continue with my amazing photos around GULLFOSS WATERFALL...

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    Gullfoss Waterfall...

    by coceng Updated Aug 26, 2004

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    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    Also known as The Golden Waterfall...Gullfoss waterfall looks really impressive ! The sound is roaring...
    I thought that I should take as many photos as I desired hence you can see them all on this page !

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    Gullfoss Waterfall...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    The River Hvita or The White River, drops into the gorge with impressive gusto...
    I tried to be near to the waterfall but at the same time being careful...Didn't want any water particles to enter my camera...

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    Gullfoss Waterfall...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    This waterfall was only exposed as a tourist attraction in the 20th century because most people were interested in the geysers then, which is just a short distance away & also another highlight in The Golden Circle Tour !

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    Gullfoss Waterfall...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004

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    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    11.30 AM to 12.15 AM; Gullfoss : 140km/ 87 miles from Reykjavik.
    This is the big highlight on The Golden Circle Tour !
    It's on Hvita River; The water originate from Langjokull glacier, drops a total of 32 m ! The water drops in 2 stages, deep into Gullfossljufur gorge...

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    Skalholt...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Skalholt Church, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    Enough of the photos inside the church, taken with my digital camera, I went outside...
    Outside, there are some stones maybe the remnants of the settlement in this area; After all, there has been a church on this site since 1056...Also, beautiful Icelandic scenery !

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    Skalholt...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Skalholt Church, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    Here, you can see the interior of the church much better...

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    Skalholt...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Skalholt Church, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    There's an interesting Jesus mosaic near the altar of the church...

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    Skalholt...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Skalholt Church, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    More windows here...Nice !

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    Skalholt...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004

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    Skalholt Church, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    I entered the church, looks new...
    Inside there are some nice windows, one of them you can see here...

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    The Golden Circle Tour...

    by coceng Written Aug 26, 2004
    Skalholt, Iceland

    This is the most popular tour in Iceland ! This tour will take us in a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders, geology & history...
    We will also making numerous stops along the way, ample to take photos, walking around the listed sites that we visit; Experience the past & the present of Iceland up-close & personal...
    11 AM; Skalholt : 85km/ 53 miles from Reykjavik.
    Next, on our itineraries was Skalholt...at a church.
    This new church was built in 1963...

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