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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Brian Richards
- Explore score
- 0.13 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jan 05, 2014
- Date taken
- Jun 16, 2013
- geology, landscape, virtual reality, travel
This pano was taken on the IVRPA 2013 Conference visit to Gullfoss. For a 360 Spherical Panoramic view see www.3dpan.org/147587
Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward and about a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 m³/s.