Gullfoss Waterfall

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Gullfoss is a two-tiered waterfallin the Hvítá river, which is fed by the Langjökull ice field. The water plunges some 32 m (105 feet) into a crevice and a rainbow can be seen in the spray on sunny days. The site had been for sale to hydroelectric developers, but the government of Iceland bought it instead and labeled it as a national monument. The Gullfoss waterfall is one of Iceland's most popular sights. The nearby town of Haukadalur was once one of the main seats of learning in the country.

The Gullfoss waterfall is 85 km east of Reykjavík and one of the most visited natural sights in southwestern Iceland.


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