The waterfall of the gods can be found half way between Laugar and Akureyri, the capital of the north. Goðafoss carries this name because after Iceland adopted Christianity in 1,000 CE images of the old gods were dropped here. Today it is mostly a beautiful and wide waterfall (12 meters high) which you can view from both sides. There are steps leading you down to the water as well as a viewing platform on top.

Close to the falls is a large car park, a coffee bar and a large souvenir shop. Therefore it is the ideal stop on the way to Akureyri. From here you only need 30 minutes if you’re willing to pay for the tunnel (upfront payment via Internet needed!) or 40 minutes if you stay on road 84 and enjoy nice views on the sea.


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