Our tour to Gošafoss has been a bestseller for many years. The 2,5 hour tour takes you up close to one of the most beautiful falls in Iceland. Its unique bow shape along with the lava rock surrounding make it a must see on your trip to North Iceland!
|Tour length: 2,5 hour|
|Price: 9.000 iskr - no minimum|
|Depart from: Hof Culture Center - hotel pickup available in Akureyri|
|Operated: All year!|
|Included: Transport & Guide|
|Notice: This tour involves magnificent scenery and a lot of Icelandic nature!|
Gošafoss is in the glacial river Skjįlfandafljót and is one of Iceland“s great waterfalls. There are a number of waterfalls in this same river; Ullarfoss, Barnafoss, Hrafnabjargarfoss and Aldeyjarfoss.
Gošafoss plays a large part in Icelandic history. The legend tells of a local chieftain Žorgeir, who threw statues of the pagan gods into a waterfall after the nation became Christians. The name Gošafoss means waterfall of the gods.
The lava covering most of the river valley is more then 8000 years old and came from the mountain Trölladyngja in the highland. The thin layer of soil on top of the lava is vulnerable and the most common plants to grow there are dwarf shrubs, lichen and moss. In the canyon it is possible to see magnificent potholes and basalt columns.
We give you plenty of time to explore the waterfall and surrounding area up close. A restaurant and a souvenir shop are located near the falls. The first bridge across the river near Gošafoss was built the year 1882. The next one to be built was in the year 1930, it has now been rebuilt as a walking bridge offering a different view of Gošafoss.
On arriving back to Akureyri, we take you on a short sightseeing tour of the town.