Breathtaking 2.5-Hour Godafoss Waterfall Tour With Transfers From Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
2,5 hours
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Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Godafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls, on this short excursion from Akureyri. Travelers keen to enjoy the stunning scenery at one of the country’s magnificent natural treasures should book this 2.5-hour tour now.

Your excursion begins with a pick-up from your Akureyri accommodation. You’ll meet your driver-guide, and when everyone is ready, it’s time to head into the picturesque North Iceland countryside towards Godafoss.

Godafoss is 22 miles (35 kilometers) east of Akureyri. It’s a popular detour from the Diamond Circle driving route and is one of Iceland’s most photographed waterfalls. The waterfall is historically significant and boasts outstanding natural beauty, a must-see attraction for anyone visiting North Iceland.

Godafoss’s name is steeped in history. In the year 1000, Iceland converted from paganism to Christianity. Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi, the local chieftain at the time, threw his pagan idols into the waterfall, symbolizing the country’s conversion to Christianity. From that day onward, the falls became known as Godafoss, “The Waterfall of the Gods.”

The waterfall is situated on the Skjalfandafljot river, one of the longest in Iceland. It has a horseshoe shape, with water falling from a height of 39 feet (12 meters) over a width of 98 feet (30 meters). 

The waterfall's most notable feature is the abundance of water that cascades down in a white spray, creating a majestic sight for visitors. Godafoss’s turquoise hue contrasts beautifully with the surrounding greenery in summer. In the winter, it freezes over, and the landscape is transformed into an icy wonderland. 

The area around the waterfall is also glorious, with basalt cliffs and lush vegetation providing a picturesque backdrop. Whether you visit in winter or summer, the setting is incredible, and the atmosphere serene.

You’ll have plenty of time to bask in Godafoss’s splendor and capture gorgeous images for lasting memories. Your guide will also share fascinating insights about the waterfall, its history, and the surrounding landscape.

After an unforgettable excursion at one of North Iceland’s most famous sites, your group will return to Akureyri. Your driver will stop at a few points of interest for some excellent photo opportunities before dropping you back at your accommodation.

Don’t miss the chance to marvel at one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls on this 2.5-hour Godafoss waterfall tour, departing from Akureyri. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfers from Akureyri
Experienced, English-speaking driver-guide
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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing

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This tour is wheelchair accessible. Please notify the operator so they can pick you up in the correct vehicle.

Please be ready at your pick-up point 15 minutes before departure. The tour operator picks up everywhere in Akureyri. If your hotel or guesthouse is not listed, you can provide it in the additional information section.

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