Gošafoss waterfall

Gošafoss waterfall

 
Gošafoss is a spectacular waterfall in North Iceland. Gošafoss translates to waterfall of the gods. The waterfall is 12 meter high and has a wibdh of 30 meters.

Gošafoss is involved in one of the most important event in Icelandic history. This event is the conversion from heathendom to christianity in the year 1000.

A law speaker in Iceland called Žorgeir Žorkelsson had the task of deciding whether the Icelandic people were to convert to to christianity. Despite being a heathen priest himself he decides that the people of Iceland were to convert to christianity.

After returning from parliament it“s said that Žorgeir threw his heathen god icons into Gošafoss in a symbolic act of the conversion. This is how the waterfall got the name Gošafoss or The waterfall of the gods.