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Godafoss

| Akureyri, Iceland
+354 840 5999
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“niagara falls” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This waterfall is named for the destruction of Norse god images in the waterfall by a chieftain, after he decided to accept Christianity as his religion.

Thank rnathan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and picturesque waterfall, with several good photo spots. But perhaps because I had visited Dettifoss and Selfoss just the day before, Godafoss in comparison seemed to lack the raw power and impact that Dettifoss/Selfoss had. As a result, while Godafoss remains a "must-visit" destination,...More

Thank cyk179
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly amazing place, a must see attraction. Free parking and many good spots for taking photo of the falls from different angle. Gift shop, cafe and petrol station in a few hundred meters. The only annoying thing is the unfinished guarding near the cliffs. The...More

Thank handy06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning waterfall near Myvatn. It's quite a walk from one side to the other, so good shoes are needed. Don't kill yourselves for a picture at the edge. There's a cafe, small shop and guest house at the falls.

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful waterfall in Northern Iceland. It can actually be viewed from above and you can get quite close to it. Great photo opportunities!

Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 12 November 2017

You may think it looks similar to Niagara Falls but smaller, But also more naturally beautiful and powerful. At the time of writing the walkways were being constructed, but until completed be very careful on the cliffs - especially on windy days. There is also...More

Thank TRivers142
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Close to Akureyi on the ring road, it is an absolute must to visit. We were on the way from Hvammstangi to Lake Myvatn via Akureyri and it was close to sunset by the time we got to the falls - it was not that...More

Thank yatra09
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Godafoss (meaning waterfall of the Gods) is wonderful waterfall and well worth visiting. It's amazing to be able to stand at the top of the falls and look below as the water r4ushes away

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

On our trip through Iceland we visited nearly all the major falls and this one was by far our favorite which we visited twice! The glacier blue waters combined with the impressive horseshoe shape was gorgeous. The fact that you can stand on both sides...More

Thank AnthonyPM
Reviewed 3 November 2017

After a short hike, you can stand directly in front of the falls. On a nice day, this is a gorgeous site. Hike along either side, enjoy the view, and breathe the fresh air.

Thank Sharon R
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lolalisa88
13 August 2017|
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Response from Niki D | Reviewed this property |
I went in a February and we had snow in Reykjavik and going down south, the impression I got when we went in summer and went up north that it gets very snowy during winter.
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Gary A
1 March 2017|
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Response from CarolinePurslow | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gary, tickets aren't required to visit the waterfall.
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