Photographer's Note

A view of the Goðafoss waterfall in Iceland (North/North-East).
This is where one of the local chieftains threw Pan (a God previously worshipped) as a symbol of his conversion to Christianity... a LONG time ago. I used to remember the story well, but by now it has escaped my mind. I hope you'll forgive me :P

It is a magical waterfall that lies right by the 'ring-road' or road number 1 that travels all around Iceland (excluding the West Fjords). You'll catch a glimpse of it even from your car if you are driving to/from Mývatn to/from Akureyri.
Unfortunately many tourists only stop at the major waterfalls in Iceland (and in other places around the world) and completely forget to look around the corner. The river leading down to Goðafoss is home to other magnificent waterfalls and the wonderfully rugged and dangerous highlands.

I took this shot as the day was setting and hoped for the best. I'm quite amazed that the deep green in the water is visible. The river leading up to the waterfall is a junction of a clear-water one and a glacier (grey/brown) one. This makes for some amazing colors changes within the fall itself all around the year.

I had the opportunity to take this picture as I spent two months touring Iceland in the summer of 2005.

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