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Godafoss, Iceland

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#11 of 84 in Nature in Iceland
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. Use our Laugar itinerary planner to add Godafoss and other attractions to your Laugar vacation plans.
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  • A beautiful fall, almost ' as wide as Niagara but much lower. Legend has it that in the 13th century, the ruler of the territory, had to decide for his people what would be their religious adherence, between Christianity and paganism. As the majority of the countries of Europe were Christians, he chooses to follow the trend and decreed that the country should now be a Christian. He then joined the gesture to the floor and threw in all his pagan figures falls... which gave them the name of gods or Godafoss pits...
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  • From my point of view is not the level of Dettifoss, but it is without doubt one waterfall that impresses. He would not see them if we are going to be in the area or for a day trip.
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  • We have visited the Godafoss on our island trip with gorgeous weather. It is worth to visit the falls from both sides. He is really impressive. Nevertheless we do not at the best time (ca 1700) that were there had not too many people. Be sure to look at!
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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.

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