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Godafoss

This waterfall is among the finest in the country, not very high but impressive in shape as it divides into two horseshoe-shaped falls. Not far below the waterfall, the river Skjálfandafljót splits into two branches which flow around the island Hrútey. The lava field by the waterfall, Bárðardalshraun, flowed out of the volcano Trölladyngja, north of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, more than 7,000 years ago and reached as far as 100 km from the crater. Goðafoss is about 40 km east of Akureyri.

Dumping the gods in a waterfallOne of the chieftains present at Þingvellir in the year 1000 was Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði (Lord of Ljósavatn). He was eventually given the authority to decide which religion was to be adopted by the Icelanders. He was a pagan himself, but after a period of profound thought, he decided that Christianity was to be the religion of Iceland. Upon his return home, he took the likenesses of the pagan gods he used to worship and dumped them unceremoniously into a waterfall near his homestead. From this time, the waterfall has been named Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). Nowadays, tourists usually make a break in their journey at this spectacular spot.
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