Godafoss Iceland


Goðafoss  is one of the most iconic waterfall's in all of Iceland. Saga has it that after Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði decided that Iceland would switch to Christianity he threw his statues of the Norse gods over the falls and giving the falls its name.


There are trails branching all over which gives you a few different options for vantage points.  The day we were there the winds were so strong that we were getting soaked from the mist a few hundred yards away.  There is a second parking lot back behind the Cafe to the left of the falls that let's you get to where these pictures were taken.  


Husavik is known as the whale capital of Iceland.  It is small fishing village that seems to be transitioning towards Whale Watching and fishing tours.  It's a cool little town, with awesome scenery and definitely worth the drive.

I would also recommend a stop by the Whale Museum.  It is one of those tiny places that doesn't look like much, but super informative and gives you an idea of the history of whaling and what it means to Iceland.  


"The Most Powerful Waterfall in Europe".   That was enough for me.  We were definitely driving out of the way to see this..  

Dettifoss by the Numbers:

Height: 167 Ft.

Width: 550 Ft.

Volume: 6,816 cu ft/s 

The Drive Back Around Lake Myvatn...

We got the impression that sunsets like these are rare (at least this time of year). When we asked the hosts at our cottage about the Northern Lights they kind of poo-pooed us but they were really excited about the sunset. 

on to day 2 in myvatn