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Godafoss, Iceland

4.8
#11 of 146 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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  • If you are heading from Akureyrin to Lake Myvatn you will see this magnificent waterfall . Stunningly beautiful in winter ice hanging from the centre of the falls surrounded by thundering water. Nice ...  more »
  • It’s beautiful here, the waterfall is stunning and there are some great photo opportunities. There’s a cafe and gift shop and toilets too. I bet this is stunning in summer, there seem to be lots of op...  more »
  • The waterfall is in a beautiful horse-shoe shape which resembles some of the most popular waterfalls in the world, like the Niagara Falls. This is the most beautiful waterfall on Iceland to my point o...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful waterfall. Nature is an amazing thing and places like this really put everything into perspective. They have many places to enjoy the view and if you'd like, you can walk around on some of the rocks to get an even better view. Everything was clean and well maintained, as long as people pick up after themselves.
  • You must visit this place. One of the coolest waterfalls in Iceland. Very powerful, beautiful and must have in your photos. it looks very nice from the top of the road when you are driving from Husavik.
  • Beautiful waterfall that’s great to see as the last stop of the day. The sunsets between the mountains in the distance giving great sunsets. As well there is a camp ground and restaurant right by it so it’s very convenient. Slightly down stream there is a very scenic pedestrian bridge.
  • This was a stunning view and was my favorite waterfall that we saw! It was gorgeous and lots of great viewing points!
  • Absolutely stunning area and a must see for all visitors to Iceland. Photographers: make sure if you're shooting sunrise/sunset to arrive at least two hours ahead of time!

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