Friday Postcards from Gullfoss in Iceland
Behold! The magnificent beauty of Gullfoss– water pouring forth over rocks and icebergs as the earth rips itself apart over the tectonic plates in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ok, so maybe that is a bit dramatic, but Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most popular waterfalls, sure was spectacular to look at and explore.
Dek and I made the slippery hike down to the waterfall base. A simple hike on a normal day, but a bit treacherous when the steps that take you down the first slope are covered in snow and ice. Everyone, not just this mom with a little boy, took them at a slow and steady pace, with a few slips and spills in between. A much easier hike down to the water’s edge brought us as close to the waterfall as possible during the winter months. Dek was excited to go on this journey with me while his dad and brother stayed up top, but he thought the snow was more exciting than the waterfall itself. He had dreams of an epic snowball fight, while I just wanted to see the icicles created by the rushing waters.
Well, what are you going to do? You can’t really convince a 4 year old that one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls is better than making snowballs, but he sure remembers that mini trek we took together.
Read more in our Reykjavik Destination Guide