Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel in Iceland

Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall

Drive from hotel

1 hour

Accessability

Easy

Season

All

Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls for good reason. The massive waterfall cascades over 32 m (105 ft) in the midst of the Hvítá glacial river. The sheer breadth and height of the waterfall—it spans the entire river—is completely breathtaking. In Icelandic, the name Gullfoss means ‘Golden Falls, and this watefall is one of the top three sights on Iceland’s Golden Circle. On sunny days, it is not uncommon to see a majestic rainbow cutting through the mist from the falls. Visitors are able to see the waterfall from two different viewing points—one higher and one lower. There is also an adjacent visitor’s center where guests can grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee. 

FAQ about Gullfoss waterfall

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Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle in south Iceland. To reach Gullfoss from Hotel Rangá, drive west along Road 1 towards Selfoss. Before you arrive in Selfoss, turn right on Road 30 towards Flúðir. After reaching Flúðir, follow the signs to Gullfoss.

There is no entrance fee to visit Gullfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 10 minutes to drive from Gullfoss to the Geysir Geothermal Area. 

Yes. The roads to Gullfoss are open all year round. However, we recommend that you double check with the Hotel Rangá reception staff about the road conditions before you start your drive.

Distances to Gullfoss waterfall

On our social media channels we frequently post tips, tricks & fun facts about Iceland with the hashtag #knowIceland.

It takes approximately 1 hour to drive from Hotel Rangá to Gullfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Gullfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 10 minutes to drive from the Geysir Geothermal Area to Gullfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 50 minutes to drive from Þingvellir national park to Gullfoss waterfall. 

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