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Gullfoss (The Golden waterfall) is Iceland's most famous waterfall, and one of the natural wonders of the world.Gullfoss is also by far Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period.

Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second. The heaviest floods jökulhlaup (glacial outbursts) have recorded a flow of 2000 cubic metres per second. During the summer the flow is 130 cubic metres per second.

Text courtesy of
http://www.vulkaner.no/n/gullfoss/egullfoss.html

Update: Thank you Julia for the information on the correct state! :-)

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