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Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 m³/s.

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  • Copyright: Chatelier Patrick (photilus) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 6 N: 92] (5546)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon D700, 35 mm
  • Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-07 0:59
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