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Godafoss clearly means "waterfall of Gods". According to the legend, Thorgeir threw in the water the statues of the old local godness at the time of his conversion to Christianity.

Someone says that the name Godafoss was already used by locals as the three main water flows in the falls recall three important elements of the Nordic Mithology (Odino, Thor, Freyr).

Apart from legends, the size of Godafoss makes it quite an ordinary waterfall, just 12 meters high and 30 meters wide. The basaltic context is probabile more interesting than the fall itself.

Leave the car at the parking area and walk to the waterfall Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: walk to the waterfall. A panoramic picture Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: A panoramic picture, a closup one Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: closup one and you could even leave this area.

We suggest you to come back on the small path along the river Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: the small path along the river so that you can look at some interesting details:

  • Basalt archway Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: Basalt archway (pay attention, it will collapse sooner or later)
  • A secondary water jump Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: A secondary water jump
  • Some caves digged by the river Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: Some caves digged by the river.
Cross the pedestrian bridge and take some pictures from the opposite side Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: pictures from the opposite side, but if you note the stone stairway you could reach the river bank Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: the river bank and also take some pictures from below Godafoss, the waterfall of Gods: pictures from below.


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