Iceland’s Golden Triangle is sorta kinda a triangle. It’s really three major tourists sights close to Reykjavik and easily seen in one day. If you missed my post about our first triangle stop at Geysir, check it out here.
After Geysir, we made our way to Gulfoss, Iceland’s most popular waterfall. I have to say that I see why it’s popular. While not as electrifying as some waterfalls, it’s still powerful and dramatic in its beauty.
The long path down to the waterfall’s edge is an adventure enough. Bring an umbrella or be prepared to get wet. As you move closer to the waterfall, the spray feels like heavy rain.
I would also recommend that you wear some sturdy shoes with a good grip. The rocks next to the waterfall are a touch slippery. Okay, fine, they’re…well, scary. I was not about to keel over into the rapids below. The running joke for Husband J and me had to be the fact that visitors are allowed to get up close and personal with the waterfall. There’s no way that would happen in the U.S. Lawsuit, anyone? Also, is it me, or wouldn’t a rail be good here?
Without the protective rail, you do get some good pictures though. Please note my hat, gloves and multiple layers. Husband J’s friend, Mr. G., kept apologizing for the weather, which was apparently colder than normal for late May in Iceland. I have to say that I couldn’t be happy in a place where 40 degree Fahrenheit weather is normal for May. I’m barely making it through a May full of low 60′s.
Yes. We acknowledge the cheesiness of this pic, but my husband is cheesy.
While Gulfoss is probably not the most awe-inspiring waterfall I have seen, there is nothing like getting so close that you can touch (or maybe jump in in this case?) to make seeing a sight even more exciting.
Have you ever gotten closer than usual to the heart of a tourist sight? Where?