Pronunciation of the name of GullfossEdit
Location of GullfossEdit
Panoramics of GullfossEdit
The waterfall has two steps, about 10 m and about 20m high each, over which the waters tumble down into the over 70 m deep canyon of Hvítárgljúfur.
Upstream impressions of the river HvítáEdit
The upper part of GullfossEdit
Impressions of both parts of the waterfallEdit
The two steps form an angle of about 90°. Faults and contrasting lithologies determine the form of the falls. There is a sequence of two different lava formations alternating with sediments around and under Gullfoss and Hvítárgljúfur.
The lower part of GullfossEdit
A 21 m step.
This could be a small jökulhlaup: Compare the volume of water and the water colours, they show an increase in sediment load.
Hvítárgljúfur, the canyonEdit
It has a length of 2,5 km and a depth of about 70 m. At the same time, the canyon is in line with a tectonic fault beneath the valley.
Gullfoss in the winter timeEdit
Highland of Iceland, seen from GullfossEdit
Zoomed view of ice cap w:Langjökull and its volcanic mountains from the parking lot in front of Gullfoss coffeshop