Things To Know Before You Go To Godafoss Waterfall Of Iceland
The ARK Infrastructure
Nov 02, 2019
The Godafoss Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the river Skjálfandafljó in the Bárðardalur district of north Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The Godafoss Waterfall falling from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
Spectacular view of Godafoss Waterfall in North Iceland
The name Goðafoss means either waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the 'goði' (i.e. priest/ chieftain).
In the year 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Since then this waterfall has become popular as Godafoss Waterfall.
Goðafoss (Godafoss Waterfalls) is definitely a great place to visit in winter but getting there can be more challenging than in the summertime. Make sure to check the road conditions.Dress for cold weather, wear layers and sturdy shoes, preferably with ice grips.
The Godafoss Waterfalls is one of Iceland’s true pearls and one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. It flows in a 7000 year old lava field from the Trolladyngja volcano.
The waterfall flows over a 30-meter wide horseshoe-shaped rock that rises in the center separating the waterfall in two. One part is about 9 meters and the second 17 meters high.
When the water flow is high in the river other waterfalls often appear in the stream adding even more magic and beauty to the surroundings.
Pictursque view of majestic Godafoss Waterfall of Iceland.
The Godafoss is a great place to visit and on top rank of tourist itinerary of Iceland. It is one of the must see places of Iceland. Waterfall can be seen from both sides of the river. Godafoss Waterfalls has an important role in the country's history.
The Godafoss Waterfall is Mediterranean blue and magical. It is swishing over the rocks joyfully. Its splendid view brings those moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. This is an art of God which will instantly relax you and make you feel unbelievably grateful for this beautiful place.