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Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvt river in southwest Iceland.

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvt rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m/s in the summertime and 80 m/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 m/s.

As one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth.

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blizzard28-Feb-2013 21:25
breathing--- brilliant camera work big vote
Sam_C23-Feb-2013 03:47
Fantastic shot, what an amazing place you've captured Yiannis! V++
Lieve Snellings21-Feb-2013 12:23
Wowwww... V
Carol Rollins20-Feb-2013 22:49
Beautiful layers of color and texture. Wonderfully composed.
Giancarlo Guzzardi19-Feb-2013 12:26
amazing place
Gill Kopy19-Feb-2013 02:04
A truly amazing landscape ! V
Stephanie19-Feb-2013 01:30
The earth is amazing! V
woody3418-Feb-2013 22:08
A magnificent scene..the composition and atmosphere are outstanding...V
Mike H.18-Feb-2013 21:16
Impressive image of these falls and surrounding landscape!
Appreciate the facts also.
Mark Chambers LRPS18-Feb-2013 21:14
This is great, a very well composed shot. V
Peter Sussex18-Feb-2013 20:36
What a breathtaking scenery, great timing. V
joseantonio18-Feb-2013 20:25
Wow, I remember this place quite well...V.
Karin Doeling18-Feb-2013 20:21
Dramatic landscape. V
Jim Coffman18-Feb-2013 20:11
What a beautiful falls! Very nice image,Yiannis!
Matthew Mannell18-Feb-2013 20:02