Godafoss Falls Godafoss Falls tour

Godafoss Falls


The Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland, or the Waterfall of the Gods is one of the most impressive waterfalls of Iceland.

This tour will make it possible for you to visit the Godafoss waterfall along with various other places like Lake Myvatn, the Myvatn Nature Baths, Dimmuborgir Lava Park, Grjotagja Hot Spring and Cave, Geitafoss waterfall, Krafla Caldera, Mt. Hverfjall, Selfoss Waterfall, Dettifoss Waterfall, and Vaglaskogur Forest.

Iceland. It located in the northeastern region near to the Skjalfandafljot River and falls from a height of 12 meters spread across a width of 30 meters. The Godafoss waterfall is indeed a specular sight, its beauty is unparalleled because this waterfall spans such a large area, there are no bad views. The history of the Godafoss waterfalls is quite interesting. If you look into the etymology of the name of the waterfalls, it has its roots in Old Norse mythology. When Iceland started to embrace Christianity as its official religion in the year 1000, the legend is thatThorgeir Thorkelsson, the law speaker of the Icelandic Parliament at the time, threw his pagan idols of Norse gods into these waterfalls. Thus the waterfall got its name as "Godafoss" which in English translates to "Waterfalls of the Gods."


Location: Iceland

Nearest Airport: Akureyri airport

How to reach: 35-minute drive from Akureryi airport

Famous for: U shaped waterfalls

Best time to visit: January to December


Godafoss waterfall along with various other places like Lake Myvatn, the Myvatn Nature Baths

Dimmuborgir Lava Park, Grjotagja Hot Spring and Cave

Geitafoss waterfall, Krafla Caldera, Mt. Hverfjall

Selfoss Waterfall, Dettifoss Waterfall and Vaglaskogur Forest


The Godafoss can be parted to two sides: east and west, both of which are easily walkable. Even though the highlight of the place is theGodafoss waterfalls, you can also find smaller waterfalls and rivers running off of it. Godafoss is smaller, shorter in height, and relatively peaceful waterfalls. So, it is not dangerous, nothing to worry about. Once you reach Godafoss waterfalls, you will be automatically transported to a world of happiness where you unknowingly get involved in the mesmerizing beauty of the waterfalls. This paradise-like place provides plenty of spots, where you can sit and enjoy the beauty of nature. But be cautious while moving near the edges of the huge rocks, they can be slippery even when the weather is sunny and rain-free.

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You get to see ample views from both sides of the waterfalls divided by huge rocks. If you want to sit and enjoy the scene, head to the west side which is most easily reachable as it's nearest to the parking lots. But if you want to let your feet dance in the cold waters, you must move to the east side. The small path will lead you down to the water basin, but take care of getting there. Don't slip. Please take note that to get to the east side from the west side of Godafoss, you'll have to follow the river, cross near the bridge, and pass the souvenir shop, and only then will it take you there. Enjoy the views along the journey. There are beautiful glimpses of Godafoss behind some of the smaller rock formations.

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If you are a nature fanatic, thisWaterfalls of the Godsis definitely for you. There are various nearby attractions around Godafoss, such as Iceland cave tours to Grjotagja Hot Spring and Cave, Lofthellir Cave, Lake Myvatn, the Myvatn Nature Baths, Dimmuborgir Lava Park, Godafoss waterfall, Krafla Caldera, Mt. Hverfjall, Selfoss Waterfall, Dettifoss Waterfall, Vaglaskogur Forest, Asbyrgi Canyon and more. The Godafoss Waterfalls are a mesmerizing sight with the clear-coloured waters. It is one main attraction that shouldn’t be missed while travelling to Iceland. Mývatn lake is known for its rich birdlife and the surrounding basalt pillars, craters, geothermal areas, and fortresses. Another wonderful scenic beauty is the Dettifoss Waterfall which is the second most powerful waterfall in Europe with a width of 100 meters and a height of more than 44 meters. Just like the Godafoss waterfall, the Asbyrgi Canyon is also correlated to the Old Norse mythology and is said to have gotten its horseshoe shape from the hoof of Odin’s eight-legged steed.

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