Gullfoss – or Golden Falls - is a magnificent 105 feet (32 meters) high double waterfall on the White River (Hvítá). The flow of the river from the regular rains and the glacial runoff, particularly in summer, makes it the largest volume falls in Europe.
In the late 20th century, there was much speculation about utilizing Hvítá to create electricity which would have changed the waterfall forever. Fortunately, this had not happened and the waterfall is now owned and protected by the state of Iceland.
Also on Golden Circle, the famous and frequently spouting Geysir lies nearby.

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