Goðafoss Waterfall, Akureyri

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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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  • Went to visit as part of an excursion from a cruise docked in Akureyri. Arrived at about 9pm and only our bus tour there so plenty of photo opportunities and could spend time just taking in the magnif...  more »
  • The color of the water and the throat where you can follow the current, in addition to the shape of this fall make it special. The site is interesting and worth a visit. Toilets and large souvenir shop.
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  • Impressive waterfall with turquoise waters. It is pleasant to walk around and watch it from various angles. It is accessible by car, a little detour from the main road. Parking is available.
  • Only 12m tall this waterfall is not one of tallest on Iceland but this one produce a large amount of water per second. Parking is free and you need only couple of minutes to achieve best view spot for your photo. For now drone is allowed.
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