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Godafoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri

Godafoss waterfall in the North of Iceland
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Akureyri, Iceland
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2,7 hours
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Easy
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Experience the most beautiful sight in North Iceland on this day tour.

Our tour to Goðafoss waterfall has been a bestseller for many years. The 2.5-hour tour takes you up close to one of the most beautiful falls in Iceland. Its unique bow shape along with the lava rock surrounding make it a must-see on your trip to North Iceland!

Goðafoss waterfall is in the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and is one of Iceland´s magnificent waterfalls. There are several waterfalls in this same river; Ullarfoss, Barnafoss, Hrafnabjargarfoss and Aldeyjarfoss. 

Goðafoss plays a large part in Icelandic history. The legend tells of a local chieftain Þorgeir, who threw statues of the pagan gods into a waterfall after the nation became Christians. The name Goðafoss means waterfall of the gods. 

The lava covered most of the river valley is more than 8000 years old and came from the mountain Trölladyngja in the highland. The thin layer of soil on top of the lava is vulnerable and the most common plants to grow there are dwarf shrubs, lichen and moss. In the canyon, it is possible to see magnificent potholes and basalt columns.

We give you plenty of time to explore the waterfall and surrounding area up close. A restaurant and a souvenir shop are located near the falls. The first bridge across the river near Goðafoss waterfall was built the year 1882. The next one to be made was in the year 1930; it has now been rebuilt as a walking bridge offering a different view of Goðafoss. 

On arriving back to Akureyri, we take you on a short sightseeing tour of the town. It is a small and pretty town which is full of character. With a population of 18,000 people, it is considered the Capital of the North of Iceland.

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Included is a free hotel/airport pickup in Akureyri
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