Also known as "The Fall of the Gods," Goðafoss Waterfall 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 Akureyri itinerary planner to add Goðafoss Waterfall and other attractions to your Akureyri vacation plans.
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Goðafoss Waterfall Reviews
Nice place. The waterfall was mostlly frozen. I recommend the use of crampons to get there, its a windy place and with ice on the floor it can get dangerous more »
Another pretty Icelandic waterfall. This one is right next to the ring road between Myvatn and Akureyri. Not as big as Dettifoss or Skogafoss, but still worth the visit. Has a large (souvenir) store. more »
Really nice waterfall, worth a visit! You can see it from two different points which is also quite nice.
This parking lot is on the east side of the falls. There’s a gas station and restaurant gift shop with my souvenirs. In my opinion, decide also has the nicer view of the falls. You can easily walk across a short bridge and in 10 minutes be on the other side. There is ample parking on both sides. If you have 30-45 minutes you should take the time to walk along both sides of the falls. Quite beautiful! One of the nicest waterfalls on the north side of the island!
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