There are some moments when traveling that you remember as moments where you changed. Moments that blow all the “normal” traveling moments out of the water, moments and places that you’ll never forget. Moments that you can still picture that view in front of you and the feeling you had there… our morning at Godafoss was one of those moments for me. Probably in my top 10 moments while traveling, we woke up really early (like 3am early) and jumped in our car in Akureyri, driving the incredibly beautiful half hour to Godafoss in the early dawn light of the Midnight sun.
Dawn at the Waterfall of the Gods was a special memory; a morning that we spent totally alone with this incredible waterfall and Icelandic landscape. I sat taking it all in as Nick took photos, feeling cold but totally in awe of my surroundings. I get asked a lot if I have to wait a while sometimes while Nick gets some of his beautiful photographs while we travel and while yes, I do, I also love that time because it’s usually in incredible places around the globe and it’s in those moments that I get to just sit and take everything in around me. This was one of those moments.
The sky was just opening up, the water rushing down boulders and cliffs, the air cold but making us feel alive, our dawn at the Waterfall of the Gods will forever be etched into my memory. If you’re in the North of Iceland, don’t miss this incredible sight and if you can, go at dawn, you’ll thank me later.
Tips for Visiting Godafoss:
-Go at dawn. You’ll have it all to yourself and the sky in this part of the country is incredible that time of day.
-The viewpoint area has a parking lot, but if you go to the other side (where the little buildings are), there is a new gravel parking lot that has better access to the trails down to the base where we were.
-Plan to spend some time here. We were here about 2 hours for Nick to get all the shots he wanted. If you’ll get cold (like I do), bring hand warmers.
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