This dagger-shaped waterfall is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. If you're only on a stopover for a day or two, there's a good chance you'll end up on a "Golden Circle" tour to see Gulfoss, Geysir and the Þingvellir National Park. The flow of water here is a bit peculiar as it rushes down a small fall before dropping off entirely. Where does it go? It's like the waterfall appears and disappears. Such is the wonder of nature when traveling in Iceland!
After a couple days of being thoroughly disappointed by the sheer number of tourists out and about, I decided it might be better to try to visit Gulfoss at night, when the tour buses had stopped and most tourists would be comfortably tucked in to their hotel beds. Since I was spending a couple nights just 10 mins away from the falls, it made it pretty easy to drive over just after midnight.
Shockingly, I was not alone! Even after midnight, there were a few tourists walking around, but eventually I got the falls all to myself. Gulfoss is impressive at any time, but seeing nature's power and having it all to yourself, is humbling. I think I say this about almost everywhere I go, but I hope I get around to coming back again, although in this case, hopefully in winter so I can see the falls under different conditions.