Located in North Iceland between Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, this picturesque Godafoss or ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ is one of the most impressive in the country. Ice-blue glacial water flows over an elegant semi-circular arc. It creates blue-green swirling patterns in the water below among the surrounding lava.

According to the Sagas, in the year 1,000 Law-speaker of the Althing, Chieftain Thorgeir Thorkelsson, returned from Thingvellir with the decision that the nation of Iceland would convert to Christianity. He ceremoniously disposed of Norse pagan idols into the falls.

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Myvatn, Mystery and Magic – Game of Thrones tour from Akureyri
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Godafoss waterfall is also a great setting for the photo enthusiast. It is especially a beautiful background for taking photos of the Northern Lights.

Check out our complete guide to travelling in North Iceland.