A wonderful winter tour to the unique waterfall Gošafoss. This 2,5 hour tour to one of the best known tourist destinations in North Iceland is available throughout the year. The waterfall itself, with its lava rock surrounding is one of the most beautiful falls in Iceland.
|Tour length: 2,5 hours|
|Price: 9.000 ISK no minimum rate|
|Depart from: Hof Culture Center - Hotel pickup available in Akureyri|
|Operated: All year|
|Included: Transport and guide|
|Notice: It can be snowy and slippery near the fall. Good walking shoes recommended|
Gošafoss is in the glacial river Skjįlfandafljót and is one of Iceland“s great waterfalls. The frozen mist from the waterfall, snow covered lava surroundings, along with the waterfall itself makes this tour a must do for winter tourists.
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 Icelanders became Christians. The word 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 are some 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.