Everything you need to know to plan your trip to Godafoss
Translation: Waterfall of the Gods
History: Godafoss got its name when Christianity was declared the official religion of Iceland, so the locals threw Norse pagan gods statues into the waterfall.
Location: North Iceland, right off the Ring Road
Info: 30m wide horseshoe shape, 12m tall, broken into multiple falls
Parking: large parking area, 5-minute walk to the falls
Access: can be accessed from both sides – West side most common, East side can stand up top or go down to river
Viewing: lots of vantage points – perfect place to practice long exposure/silky waterfall look!
Best light: Summer – from the east for sunset / Winter – from the west for sunrise
Time needed: 30 minutes-1 hour
Don’t forget: walk back towards the road and across the bridge to view a smaller waterfall called Geitafoss.
Pro-tip: The closer you get to the waterfall = more spray – waterproof gear recommended!
Camping: campsite right across the street – perfect for sunset/sunrise pics!
Good to know: There’s a cafe, souvenir shop, guesthouse + fuel station across the street
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