When you are in Iceland for the first time, one must do tourist attraction is the Golden Circle route, a popular tourist route of approx 300km. On this route, one of the must see attractions is Gullfoss waterfall ( http://gullfoss.is/ ) . And it must be said, these tourist attractions are busy. The large car park was busy with buses and cars. A large tourist shop and restaurant welcome the many tourists, but we headed straight for the waterfall. A path and stairwell brings the many tourists towards the waterfall.
Ice and snow were lingering at the foot of Gullfoss waterfall, a huge waterfall at the Hvita river. Here, the waterfall plunges rapidly down 2 stages to a depth of 32 meters. The day was bitterly cold and the wind had picked up significantly since early morning, so we decided to keep moving. A path which starts at the lowerr viewing point brings you as close to the waterfall as possible. This path will be closed in icy conditions for safety reasons. Heading back to the visitor center, we decided to have a quick browse in the tourist shop.
In the shop, there was a large selection of Icelandic products ranging from food to clothes. We liked the colourful wellies from designer Ilse Jacobsen, the Urta Icelandica black lavasalt ( https://www.urta.is/) had us intrigued.
If you visit Gullfoss early in the morning or late in the evening, you can enjoy the quietness, but as we visited it around lunchtime, it was very busy.