After spending two days in Reykjavik it was time for Vision of the Seas to move on to our next Iceland destination. So, on the morning of August 30, 2017, Vision of the Seas sailed into Eyjafjörður (Anglicized as Eyjafjordur — “Island Fjord”) and docked at the fifth largest Icelandic municipality, Akureyri. From here we had another tour planned, and on this tour we would take this route:
This route would take us to see the following sights, many of which we’ll cover over the next three weeks:
And leading that itinerary is today’s destination, Goðafoss (anglicized as Godafoss). Goðafoss translates to ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, and it is indeed a truly magnificent waterfall.
This waterfall is fed by the Skjálfandafljót River, which is fed by glacial runoff.
The terrain surrounding Skjálfandafljót and Goðafoss appears quite desolate, but uniquely photo-worthy:
Now for more information on Goðafoss itself. This beautiful waterfall is nearly 100 feet/30 meters wide, and the water drops almost 40 feet/12 meters.
Seen from a slight distance, the whole waterfall appears as this:
Stepping even farther downstream you’ll find yet another cascade with Goðafoss is the background:
As with any really good waterfall, Goðafoss has mist rising into the air. And if the sun is angled behind you be prepared to snap an image of a rainbow forming in that mist: