You Can Find the Waterfall of the Gods by the Side of the Road
Possibly one of the most impressive things about Iceland is that there are just so many impressive natural phenomena, that you can’t help but stumble over them. They’re scattered along the roadside the way fast food restaurants are in other countries. And one of the island’s most impressive waterfalls, Góðafoss, is just off the Ring Road between Akureyri and Lake Mývatn. It's only a 5 minute detour from the road to park and marvel at the glacial blue waterfall, which tumbles down in a half crescent, but the puzzle-like basalt formations and easy walking trails just beg to be explored for more than five minutes. Just remember to stay away from the edge—like many natural attractions in Iceland, there are no fences, railings, or chains protecting you from tumbling over.
By Maggie Fuller, AFAR Staff