Standing at Gullfoss (Iceland)
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Standing at Gullfoss (Iceland)

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The Gullfoss (which means Golden Falls in icelandic) is a waterfall in the canyon of the river Hvítá in the southwest of Iceland. The waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland.

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A: Gullfoss Waterfall

di Jan Vrsinsky, 10 metri di distanza

Gullfoss Waterfall

B: Gullfoss Waterfall

di Willy Kaemena, 20 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in s...

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C: Gulfoss

di Karel Gillissen, 30 metri di distanza

The Gulfoss watervall in the Hvítá river is one of the attractions of Icelands' Golden Circle. 

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D: Standing at the Gulfoss waterfall

di Iván Ferenczy, 30 metri di distanza

Standing at the Gulfoss waterfall

E: Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland

di Willy Kaemena, 80 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in s...

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F: Gullfoss

di Tom Mills, 100 metri di distanza

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G: Gullfoss

di Tom Mills, 100 metri di distanza

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The average amount of water r...

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H: Gullfoss

di Tom Mills, 100 metri di distanza

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I: Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland 2013

di Jook Leung | 360VR Images, 100 metri di distanza

Gullfoss (which means golden waterfall in Icelandic) is a huge and powerful waterfall running down in...

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J: Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland

di Willy Kaemena, 150 metri di distanza

Wikipedia:"Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in so...

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Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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