Iceland Cruise 20 -Frozen Gullfoss Waterfall & More Icelandic Horses

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Our next stop on the Golden Circle was the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, expect it was frozen, still majestic but in a different way.  Our guide even took some photos, as he had never seen the falls frozen like this.  There was a small amount of water going over, but no roar, no sound really, apart from tourist chatter.  I took lots of photos from the top, and then found you could could go down to the bottom.  My ankle was still a little sore, but I thought  that if I didn’t go down I would regret it, I took it slowly and got my photos.

Gullfoss (translated to ‘Golden Falls’) is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls, found on the Hvítá river canyon in south Iceland. The water in Hvítá river travels from the glacier Langjökull, finally cascading 32m down Gullfoss’ two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power.  The last photo in the galley, is how the waterfall normally looks, free flowing.

Our last stop was Geysir Geothermal Area, and on the way to the site, I found some more lovely Icelandic Horses.  Next post Geysir.

10 Replies to “Iceland Cruise 20 -Frozen Gullfoss Waterfall & More Icelandic Horses”

    1. I had seen photos of Niagara Falls when we were there of the falls all iced up, but didn’t expect to see these falls frozen. So it was quite an amazing thing to see 🙂

  1. Gullfoss is one I’ve always wanted to see! Along with Victoria and Iguazu in Brazil. Just have to settle for American falls. Your photos are wonderful. 🙂

    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed them, its nice to share them. It was a bit of a shock to see them frozen, but then its some thing that hasn’t happened in a long time, so it was really very special 🙂

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