Friday 28th February. We visited Godafoss on the way from Akureyi to Myvatn where we were to stay for 3 nights. The light was very poor and, because of the snowy conditions, we couldn't walk down to the foot of the waterfall. However, the dull conditions allowed some slow shutterspeed work on the water and the blue glacial water really stands out from the overall grey. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
The name derives from the legend where the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that he threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall.