The Waterfall of the Gods
The mighty Waterfall of the Gods is one of the most famous spots in Iceland. With only 12 meters height but a width of 30 meters, Goðafoss is a must-see place in the Diamond Circle.
The name of this waterfall comes from the fascinating story when the Norwegians went to Iceland and pressured people to change from the Old Norse religion to Christianism, Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoð the priest had the responsibility to decide for its people. He agreed to officialize Christianity as the principal religion, and to symbolize his decision, he threw the statues of the Gods down the waterfall, and this is how the fall got its name: The Waterfall of the Gods.
Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland