On this tour you will see at least 6 magnificent Waterfalls.
Itinerary: We start our tour from your location and spend the day admiring 6 of Iceland´s most beautiful waterfalls. All of them are in the glacial rivers Skjálfandfljót and Jökulsá á Fjöllum which both originate in Vatnajökull, Europe´s largest glacier.
Waterfalls you will see:
Duration 12 hours
Interesting modern myth of the Goðafoss Waterfall
The Goðafoss waterfall is called the “waterfall of the gods.”
It is located in the Bárðardalur district of Northeastern Region at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. The river has its origin deep in the Icelandic highland and runs from the highland through the Bárðardalur valley, from Sprengisandur in the Highlands.
In the year 1000 the lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. According to a modern myth, it is said that upon returning from the National Parliament of Iceland, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. The story of Þorgeir’s role in the adoption of Christianity in Iceland is preserved in Ari Þorgilsson, the Early Icelandic History book. In his book, Ari makes no mention of Þorgeir throwing his idols into Goðafoss. A window in Akureyrarkirkja, the Cathedral of Akureyri, illustrates this story.
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