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Gošafoss

By BobShaw
The Gošafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goši) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mżvatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjįlfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.

In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker Žorgeir Ljósvetningagoši made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alžingi, Žorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Žorgeir's story is preserved in Ari Žorgilsson's Ķslendingabók.

Tags: Landscape Waterfall Iceland Long exposure Landscape and travel Godafoss

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PestMaster 7 12 Australia
6 Jun 2014 2:09PM
Magnificent vista !
Suzicoo 8 481 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 3:53PM
excellent, now I really want to visit IcelandGrin
BobShaw 13 55 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 3:59PM
Thanks Gerry and Susan. Iceland really is an amazing country with such raw landscape. I enjoyed it that much that I'm booking to go again this November.....Grin
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
7 Jun 2014 8:33AM
Stunning pov....what an awesome pov.

Paul.
BobShaw 13 55 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 9:40AM
Thanks Paul, it certainly wasn't the worst place to be that day.....

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