Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Goðafoss Waterfall

Goðafoss Waterfall was not far from Laugar, and on our way to Akureyri, the capital of the North of Iceland. In the year 1000, Þorgeir, a law maker had to make the decision whether the nation would continue with the Norse Gods, or convert to Christianity. After many hours of mediation, he decided that the Icelandic national religion would be Christianity. On the way back home, he tossed his carvings of the Norse Gods into the waterfall. Goðafoss means "Waterfall of the Gods".
We parked at the petrol station and walked up the canyon to the waterfalls.
On the side of the building were more icicles, which the boys managed to break off.

We walked through knee deep snow in some places and we had a great time walking through the snow. We were the only people there.

We watched some geese fly overhead.

We climbed up lots of rock formations.

We added more rocks to other rock formations.

When we got to the top of the waterfall, it was amazing to see. The water falls in a horseshoe canyon, complete with icicles.

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