Godafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Brardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjlfandafljt falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker orgeir Ljsvetningagoi made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alingi, orgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. orgeir's story is preserved in Ari orgilsson's slendingabk.
A window in the Cathedral of Akureyri (Akureyrarkirkja) illustrates this story.
MS Goafoss, an Icelandic ship named after the waterfall, was carrying both freight and passengers. It was sunk by a German U-Boat in World War II, resulting in great loss of lives.
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