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Here are Goðafoss waterfall on the N1 road from Mývatn lake to Akureyri. It was token from the opposite side of the river compared to my previous shot. I used a grey filter so that I could have a 1 second exposure on daylight.

Goðafoss means "gods waterfall" in icelandic. Why ? Well, the story dates from year 999 or 1000. The icelandic parliament, Althing (the oldest parliament in the world, that used to take place in Thingvellir) followed the opinion of the lawspeaker Thorgeir Thorkelsson and made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. It is said that returning from the parliament, Thorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods in this waterfall which is called "gods waterfall" since that day.

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