Waterfalls in Tungufell

Gullfoss

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Gullfoss (i. y. Cascada Dorada) ye un tabayón asitiáu nel cañón del ríu Hvitá nel sureste d'Islandia. Forma parte de la ruta turística del Círculu Doráu.

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Gullfoss ye una de les atracciones más populares del país. Atopase nel ampliu calce del ríu Hvítá, que flúi escontra'l sur y a un kilómetru de la cascada xira sópito escontra l'este cayendo en trés gradies curvados. Nesi momentu cayese en dos saltos (de 11 y de 21 metros) nun resquiebru de 32 metros de fondura, que mide unos 20 metros d'anchu y 2,5 kilómetros de llargu. El caudal mediu nesti tabayón ye de 140 metros cúbicos per segundu pel branu y 80 pel hibiernu. El máximu fluxu d'agua midíu ye de 2.000 metros cúbicos.

Mientres la primer metá del sieglu XX y dellos años más palantre, creóse una importante especulación avera del posible usu de Gullfoss pa xenerar eletricidá. Mientres esti periodu'l tabayón foi arrendada indirectamente a inversores estranxeros polos sos dueños, Tómas Tómasson y Halldór Halldórsson. Sicasí, los intentos de los  inversores de llevar a cabu'l proyectu fracasaron, parcialmente por falta de fondos. El tabayón foi vendida darréu al estáu islandés. Inclusive entós escurriéronse planes pa esplotar el Hvítá, lo que camudaría Gullfoss para siempres. Estos planes nun se llevaron a cabu y agora Gullfoss ta protexíu.[cita [']

Xuntu con Þingvellir y los géisers de Haukadalur, Gullfoss forma parte del Círculu Doráu, una ruta turística d'un día bien popular n'Islandia.

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Chris Shanahan
16 November 2015
A great spot to witness the pure power of this magnificent waterfall. Free wifi at the cafe on the hill. Be sure to wear warm sturdy boots going up those steps though! Enjoy
Tom Coates
6 August 2017
It's just absolutely stunning - pure fantasy adventure, implausibly constructed, amazing place. I went on a pretty grey day and stuff felt overwhemed by its size. 100% worthwhile.
Darryl Ellson
15 February 2016
Amazing waterfalls. Be careful in winter as the paths can be sure slippy especially when there's rain or a thaw after the snow.
Victoria Timashova
14 October 2018
Unreal place
Mu-An ????
17 March 2016
Hunt the rainbow, get the lamb soup, and then spend some time to watch people ignore the road closed sign. http://grapevine.is/news/2016/03/06/dangerous-tourist-behavior-at-gullfoss/
Marie
21 June 2018
I had goose bumps approaching the magnificent golden waterfall. Majestic, overwhelming, and utterly beautiful. Mother Nature at her best. Do not miss it.
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