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gullfoss

waterfall, southwestern Iceland, on the Hvita river, a tributary of the Olfusa. It is fed by the meltwaters of the Lang Glacier (Langjokull) on the central plateau, falling down 105 feet (32 metres) to the southern farming region. Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions and is accessible by road from Reykjavik.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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