"Godafoss" Top 5 Page for this destination Iceland Things to Do Tip by Cristian_Uluru

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by Cristian_Uluru

Godafoss that meaning "Waterfall of Gods" is one of most nice waterfall of Iceland. It is make by water of the glacial river Skjalfandafljot that go on a lava field created by Trolladyngja crater (near Vatnajokull) 8000 years ago. The name of Godafoss became from the year 1000 when in the Alping the Man of Law (logsogumadur porgeir) sad that Iceland from that time become a Christian Nation. When he came back to his home (Ljosavatn) he passed near this waterfall and he threwn away his pagans sculpure, and so derive the today name of the waterfall.

Directions: On Ring Road, about 30 Km from Myvatn towards Akureyri.

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  • Updated Nov 19, 2004
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