Gullfoss is a waterfall located on the White River (HvÃtÃ¡) in south central Iceland. Its name means the Golden Falls. The flow of the river from the regular rains and the glacial runoff, particularly in summer, makes Gullfoss the largest volume falls in Europe.
The Gullfoss is one of the most spectacular sights on earth. It is one of the natural wonders of the world.
Photo Source : adigue_99
Not a new image from Iceland (I wish!), but another from last November’s trip… my original shot was pretty poorly exposed but with a little PS3 work I’ve managed to get it back to how the scene really looked on the day.
Photo Source : Nigel Dourley
BorgarfjÃ¶rÃ°ur is a fjord in the west of Iceland near the town of Borgarnes. The waters of BorgarfjÃ¶rÃ°ur appear to be calm, however the fjord is on the contrary a rather dangerous part of the sea because of its undercurrents and shallows.
There are many flat islands lying in the fjord, but for the most part they are uninhabited.
The land around the fjord has been inhabited since the time of Icelandic settlement. Events in the Icelandic sagas such as that of Egill SkallagrÃmsson are situated here.
The name of the fjord seems to come from the farm of Borg, which according to the sagas was founded by Egill’s father SkallagrÃmur, who took the land around the fjord and accordingly gave the fjord the name of BorgarfjÃ¶rÃ°ur.
Photo Source : IngibjÃ¶rg H very busy
Is a view of Drangey Island from Skagafjordur in northern Iceland–an outlaw named Grettir
Photo SourceÂ : spysgrandson
Iceland Waterfalls are perhaps the country’s most recognizable series of attractions. They’re everywhere! Its collection of waterfalls rivals any other country in sheer power and raw beauty. The falls range from powerful and wide river-type monsters like Dettifoss, Gullfoss, and GoÃ°afoss to tall and narrow ones like Glymur, HÃ¡ifoss, and Hengifoss. Moreover, the country sports classic waterfalls such as the rectangular SkÃ³gafoss as well as unique waterfalls such as the trapezoidal Dynjandi. And these are just the famous ones! There are countless other waterfalls tumbling by the Ring Road as well as many more that don’t even have formal names!
Photo Source :Â Â© Lucie’s Photography / www.luciedebelkova.com