Thursday, April 7, 2011

From Akureyri, A Ride Through the Countryside

One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland is Goðafoss. These falls have religious significance, because it was here (sometime between 900 and 1000 AD) that Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði officially tossed the statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall and turned to Christianity.


Local countryside near Goðafoss.



After the waterfalls, a subdued stream flows towards the ocean.


On the road to Laufas.

7 comments:

magda said...

Ooooo Margaret, wonterful waterfalls !!!!!
And the nature is beautiful, calm !!!
Thank you very much for the lovely tour !!!!
Greetings and kisses

JM said...

Iceland has such dramatic sceneries! Just wonderful. By the way, now I see the photos on April 1st post. :-)

Irina said...

I like so much this cold beauty. And no people at all, which adds a lot to the advantages for me.

CARLOS said...

Margaret impressive, and more that beautiful legend, the photographs seem huge, the pure nature. A greeting.

DeeBee L. said...

Superb waterfalls!
Enjoying seeing your pics again...
Margaret, I have emailed you to the address you gave me.
DeeBee x

Melody said...

Wow!! Beautiful..just beautiful!!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Impressive landscape, very different to anything round here! My son has just come back from a trip to Iceland and said it was amazing