Gullfoss, the Gold or Golden Falls, is one of the biggest waterfalls in Europe and the namesake of Iceland's Golden Circle. The falls are located south of the glacier Langjökull and northwest of Geysir. The Hvitá river flows from its source, the glacial lake Hvitárvatn, southwest for 40 kilometers before it reaches the gorge at Gullfoss.
Our trip to Stykkishólmur was spur of the moment. We had done the Circle. We headed east to see Stöngs old and new, waterfalls, and more. We headed south to do... well, nothing. The road upon which we traveled required a 4x4 as soon as it departed the Capital Region. So, north it was.