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Godafoss, Iceland

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Also known as "The Fall of the Gods," Godafoss represents a magnificent horseshoe-shaped waterfall and a favorite of many tourists. The waterfall represents the point in time where the Heathens of Iceland made the choice to convert to Christianity and allegedly threw all their idols over the falls. Spanning a width of 30 m (98 ft) and reaching 12 m (39 ft) high, this natural masterpiece is worth spending a few minutes on. Check out the gift shop where traditional Icelandic wool items are reasonably priced. Take a look at our Laugar travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Godafoss and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A quick stop off of the road and just steps from the parking lot. There are several paths to choose to see the falls depending on your time and energy. From the top to the bottom, this does will not d...  more »
  • The water that flows at Godafos is quite significant and the views quite magbificant. You can get quite close to the front of the falls after a short walk from the roadway. One of the best waterfalls....  more »
  • It's easy to stop and see these falls as you see them from the road - nice stop on our trip. You can get pretty close at the bottom if you follow the trail down. We stopped on the side the restaurant ...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. It is easy access, and well maintained around the area. Great for photographer and family visit. Make sure you go to both sides. The west side is right off the parking lot, and the east side requires a short walk before you get to the fall. Both sides have different views. I like east side better because there are less people, and you can get both falls without blockage. On the west side, you can get really close the to fall, but you may not get the full view of both falls.
  • This spot isn't built up much for tourists yet so you are able to wander around at your own risk. You can get right up to the top of the falls. It is an amazing amount of water. There is a sign with information about the falls. There is parking available on both sides of the falls.
  • Awesome. - Make sure to put in the effort to see it from both sides. Also, if you're a tourist on a bus - don't be a jerk. So many of you are rude, and need a lesson in spacial awareness. WATCH YOUR KIDS - no barriers (as with most places here).
  • This is probably the most beautiful waterfall we've seen in Iceland. Interesting that part of the water approaching the fall turns off left into a smaller riverbed just above the rim. A very easy accesible site and, as usual in Iceland, they let you go as close as you can - no barriers, no fees.
  • One of our favorite waterfalls in all of Iceland. Somehow this one slipped under our radar and it was the best surprise of the whole trip. You must stop here if you are in Northern Iceland.