Goðafoss waterfall in the glacial river in Skjálfandafljót is one of the great waterfalls in Iceland and the largest one in Skjálfandafljót river. The water falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. Other waterfalls in Skjálfandafljót river are Ullarfoss, Barnafoss and Aldeyjarfoss. The small waterfall by the bridge is Geintafoss.

According to the Icelandic Sagas, Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði, the cheiftain of the Ljósvetn county, who lived at the farm Ljósvetn, threw his statues of the pagan gods in the waterfall Goðafoss in the year 1000CE, after he had decided that Icelanders should adopt the Christian religion.


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