Gullfoss -- Strokkur

Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall in Hvita river

Gullfoss is Iceland's most famous waterfall, and one of the natural wonders of the world. It is in the mighty glacial river Hvita (White river), just a few kilometres from another natural wonder, the world-famous Geysir. The enormous white glacial cascade drops 105 feet into a narrow canyon which is 225 feet deep and 1.5 miles long.


Another waterfall in the Hvita river.

Note the fish ladder on the left. [jwz]
Close up of the fish ladder. [dwb]

Strokkur -- The Churn Geyser

Second in magnitude only to The Great Geysir itself (which is no longer active), Strokkur is a part of the hot spring area in Haukadalur.

The Strokkur gathering strength. [dwb] The "bubble" -- about to erupt. [dwb]
Two eruptions. [dwb]

Photo Credits:
[jwz] Jim Ziebol, [dwb] Dave Bray.

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