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Beautiful Waterfall

Possibly one of the most beautiful waterfalls Iceland has to offer. On a clear day the rushing water is a turquoise blue. Godafoss isn't as busy as some of the more well-known... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly one of the most beautiful waterfalls Iceland has to offer. On a clear day the rushing water is a turquoise blue. Godafoss isn't as busy as some of the more well-known waterfalls in Iceland and allows you to get really close to it (but not too close!). Just make sure you take precautions as the wet rocks can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous in winter, but be careful of walking too close to the river before the falls. Might seem like a "duh" kind of warning, but my friend and I went just as it was getting dark and found ourselves walking on big chunks of ice, which we only later realized were frozen bits of the river. (I can be daft... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Goðafoss by far the most amazing fall specially accompanied with aurora borealis. I spend my New Year camping under the extremely cold climate, waiting for the northern light to show up. After waiting for many hours and with good luck, Northern lights show up with KP5.6 Amazing, stunning, most memorable trip in Iceland!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Godafoss is a very wide fall you can reach it on either banks of the river with nice walks and safe paths.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in January 2017. Only a few v isitors and is quite a drive away from Reykavik but well worth it. This is my 3rd trip to Iceland and forst time up North sooo worth it. Near Myvatn. There are no safety barriers and you could easily fall in if not careful. Excellent location for sunrise photos as sun come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place rocks. It can get very busy with tourists but it's fantastic. Once I'd snapped all the usual pics of the falls I went exploring out behind the falls and found some beautiful flowers, little animals footprints in the sand and took some great photos. Be careful if you are near the edge of the waterfall - it's slippery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Godafoss is a compact waterfall that you can enjoy. It has easy access and parking. Being compact you are able to take short walks all around and appreciate all areas. No tour buses with unlimited lines of tourist. And the best of all is no uncomfortable high wind, allowing you to spend more time contemplating the falls without rushing. Driving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Godafoss is a must-see. It is not as big or powerful as Detifoss or Gullfoss, but what makes it unique is how close you can get to the falls. It is part of the less well-known counterpart of the Golden Circle, the Diamond Circle. The usual Icelandic practice of treating its visitors like adults applies here. There are no barriers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best waterfalls in Iceland and possibly, in the world. I went in may 2015, a great time true to the ice and snow melt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a great site to see and I highly recommend getting there early. The reason is due to the large number of tourist busses and it can get a bit crowded on the platforms that give you the opportunity to get some good pictures. It is a giant waterfall and really neat to see!

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