"Go­afoss as seen from the other side." Top 5 Page for this destination North Iceland Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

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      The road leading to Go­afoss from Fosshˇll.
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      The bridge by Go­afoss.
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  • Amazing columnar basalt formations! - North Iceland
      Amazing columnar basalt formations!
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  • - North Iceland

There are 2 ways to approach Go­afoss, one is from the parking lot which leads right up to the waterfall (see my previous tip) and the other one is from the parking lot at Fosshˇll hotel. From there you walk by the glacial river Skjßlfandafljˇt and up to Go­afoss and that is quite a different angle.

From there you will see the extraordinary basalt formations by the river. They are amazing. The angle of the waterfall is also different from that seen from the main parking lot. So that is a recommended.

From the main parking lot one can cross a bridge and walk in a semicircle up to the other side of the waterfall.

Address: Fosshˇll, Go­afoss, Bßr­adal, 645 Fosshˇll
Directions: Go­afoss is in N-Iceland just off ring-road one mid-way between Mřvatn and Akureyri. Coming from Mřvatn it is on your left hand side, either park at Fosshˇll hotel or at the parking lot by the waterfall itself.
Website: http://www.nett.is/fossholl/ens/

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  • Updated Aug 15, 2012
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Comments (2)

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Beautiful rock formation and nice build up to arriving at the beautiful falls.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2016 at 4:55 PM

      Yes, I agree. Unfortunately these beautiful formations collapsed a couple of years ago :(

    • wabat's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      That is sad to hear :-(

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Those basalt formations look almost like the waterfall turned to stone!


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