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Waterfall of the Gods
Gođafoss
Day 2 on Iceland.
After our ride around Myvatn we left in a westerly direction. The sun had left us and made way for rainy, probably typical Icelandic weather.
The next stop: Godafoss - the waterfall of the gods. A tourist attraction as clearly visible on the post of today. Despite the drizzly rain, it was busy here.
The Gođafoss is one of the larger waterfalls of Iceland. It is situated in the Mývatn district in central-north Iceland. The water of the Skjálfandafljót river falls 12 meters down a width of 30 meters.

Iceland is the country with many saga’s. This is one of them:
History tells us that in the year 1000, Ţorgeir, chieftain of Ljósavatn district, and Lawspeaker of the Althing, was entrusted with the momentous task of deciding whether Icelanders should adopt Christian faith. When his decision was formally accepted, he went home and threw his statues of the pagan gods into the waterfall. Gođafoss (waterfall of the gods) is said to derive its name from this event.

■ Main picture: ◄ Panorama view of the waterfall ►
■ Workshop 1: ◄ Walking on the lava-rocks ►
■ Workshop 2: ◄ Gathered on the edge of the waterfall of the Gods ►

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