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04-MAY-2011 Aurelie wolff



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

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.

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william mahan17-Aug-2011 11:34

Impressive capture....I have always wanted to go to Iceland....Thanks for sharing!! V
Alain Boussac09-Jul-2011 20:25
Superbe et impressionnant. V.
Milan Vogrin29-Jun-2011 05:02
Very nice!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)20-Jun-2011 05:47
Fantastic shot my friend! BV
Blandine Mangin10-Jun-2011 15:54
une très belle vue ! v
Sam_C04-Jun-2011 04:13
Amazing shot and view! V++
Kanya Hanklang24-May-2011 14:24
Good one.
Bryan Murahashi22-May-2011 15:55
Fantastic scene and capture of this unique waterfall. V
Anna & Christian RECK22-May-2011 10:04
Impressionnant...!!! Je crois apercevoir des silhouettes humaines sur la petite languette tout au bord des chutes, quel spectacle fantastique on doit avoir de là!! V. Anna
Franois Gauthier20-May-2011 23:33
Une atmosphère de fin du monde. V
fdt20-May-2011 19:43
Très impressionnant. f
Santi Bravo Figueras20-May-2011 17:07
A very impressive place!
Aud Elise Sjsther20-May-2011 16:22
Fantastic capture! The people give us an idea how big it is. V
XiaoBernard9920-May-2011 15:59
c'est sûr c'est pas le Nideck....impressionnant
mario .n20-May-2011 15:46
Impressionnante chutes d'eau !
globalgadabout20-May-2011 14:50
a spectacular scene...wonderful view of this mighty waterfall...V
Grard Koehl20-May-2011 14:45
Wow... Grandiose. V
Walter O. Koenig20-May-2011 14:42
Fantastic place and interesting information. The people give scale to this engaging and well shot image. "V"
Sofia Solomennikova20-May-2011 14:04
wooow... V
claude20-May-2011 13:49
Magnifique et très impressionnant! V
zyziza20-May-2011 13:39
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