Godafoss again..

And why not?  :-) Who could resist a visit to this wonderful waterfall if you happened to be passing again.  Akureyri is a place I love to visit when I’m in Iceland and Godafoss is a very short drive out of town.  You can see pictures from my visit to Godafoss a couple of months ago here and here.

On this visit, with most of the snow now gone, a short scramble down some rocks from a secondary car park got me onto a small beach below the falls, an area previously inaccessible and far removed from the usual viewing areas.  Looking across at the many visitors on the other side of the river looking at me, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I had company, it was such a prime spot for a picture or two.

On an otherwise very dull and overcast day, the sun had the good grace to just put in a brief, rather hazy, appearance, just enough to lift the pictures.  I was much obliged.  I’ve included a couple of pictures taken from above the falls as well as below.  As always, gauging scale in pictures like these is difficult and despite a lot of visitors on the other side of the river, none of them wandered to the edge of the gorge and into my shot however, I had a good friend do that for me on a previous visit and you can see the resulting photograph here.  I hope you enjoy the images.. :-)

Godafoss, Iceland35mm f/11 1/250 sec. ISO-100

SpacerGodafoss, Iceland35mm f/11 1/400 sec. ISO-100

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Godafoss, Iceland35mm f/14 1/200 sec. ISO-100

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50 responses

  1. Beautiful . . . someday I hope to see this in person.

    May 14, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    • Thank you Emilio! I hope you do! :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 8:32 pm

  2. Sue

    Wonderful, crisp, clear and most inviting shots! One day, perhaps I shall visit – who knows!

    May 14, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    • I hope you make it here Sue! There is just so much to see and the freedom of the open road, virtually traffic free is something I’d imagine you’d enjoy very much. The mountain passes, windy, twisty roads.. driving is such a pleasure. We’ve clocked 3000km in a week! :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      • Sue


        May 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

  3. Yes, why not… :)

    May 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

  4. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking, Adrian. I especially loved the colours in the third one. :) ( Some really good news; our Green Cards arrived today, so you can uncross your fingers, which should make taking photos a whole lot easier. :D )

    May 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    • Aww that’s great news Sylvia! Fingers duly uncrossed!! :-D Godafoss is such a wonderful place to photograph. Different every time I visit! Thank you so much for you comment! :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

  5. A mini- Niagara Falls, really extraordinary photographs.

    May 14, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    • Thank you Mary! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 7:14 am

  6. Love all the perspectives! :-)

    May 15, 2015 at 12:53 am

    • Thank you very much Frank! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

  7. Very lovely.

    May 15, 2015 at 2:51 am

    • Thank you Gunta! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

  8. poppytump

    Absolutely fall down gorgeous :-)
    I love the swirling maelstrom of icy green waters and real feeling of thunderous energy in these ChillB .
    Godafoss On The Rocks . I’m definitely having one of those next time ;-) x

    May 15, 2015 at 8:57 am

    • Thank you Poppy! It really was lovely there yesterday afternoon. Well it’s lovely everytime we visit as you know only too well. We missed you and your BB. It was a little warmer than the last time we all stood there together taking photographs that’s for sure. No doubt we’ll all be visiting again and we can jostle for prime position down on those rocks! :-) x

      May 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      • poppytump

        you bet :-)

        May 15, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      • :-) x

        May 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  9. More beautiful images from Iceland. That bit of sun really makes the difference. And yes, Godafoss is extraordinary.

    May 15, 2015 at 11:37 am

    • Thank you Otto! This really is such an incredibly beautiful and magical place. I’ve made a real connection with this island somehow, the landscape talks to me in a very profound way. I just hope that I can express this through my photography! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      • Oh, you do, very much so. :-)

        May 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      • Thank you Otto! That’s means a great deal to me! :-)

        May 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  10. Nice fall.

    May 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    • It really is! Thank you.

      May 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  11. uwielbiam patrzeć na wodospady ,piękne

    May 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    • Ja też! Godafoss jest bardzo wyjątkowy i bardzo piękne! Dziękujemy za Twój komentarz! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 8:07 pm

  12. I love “the beauty” (and I also love its nickname), it’s one of my favourite waterfall of Iceland :-) I know the spot where you were standing, it was possible to go down there last August ;-)

    May 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    • I remember you said! It really is a very special place. I was glad to be able to get below the falls this time. It certainly wasn’t possible a couple of months ago! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      • I’m still surprised by the amount of snow….

        May 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      • I was quite surprised at the amount of snow too Gin! Apparently spring is very late this year! That said, in the two weeks I’ve been here, I’ve seen the snow melting and the yellow grass turning green almost before my eyes! :-)

        May 18, 2015 at 10:36 pm

  13. Absolutely stunning photographs, Adrian. Thank you!

    May 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    • Thank you Isabel. Your visits and comments are always very much appreciated! :-)

      May 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm

  14. Beautiful, Adrian…such a pleasure visiting with you….as always.

    May 17, 2015 at 1:29 am

    • Thank you Scott. It’s always so nice that you drop by! :-)

      May 18, 2015 at 10:34 pm

  15. And why not indeed?!
    I like your low down perspective – somehow it feels more intimate to me; I can hear the roar of water more clearly.

    May 17, 2015 at 9:05 am

    • Thanks Noeline. It was great being so low down and close to the water. I’ve had my eye on this spot ever since I first visited the waterfall back in November last year! :-)

      May 18, 2015 at 10:34 pm

  16. Gorgious

    May 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    • Thank you very much Lou! It’s a fabulous place. It is aptly named ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ :-)

      May 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm

  17. wow…it’s like i’m travelling now. i’m glad to see place like that in a photo graph….i want to travel someday…

    May 19, 2015 at 6:44 am

    • Thank you very much! I hope you make it to Godafoss one day! :-)

      May 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  18. Such amazing scenery, beautifully photographed. Given your love for long exposures, did you attempt it here? I mean, 1 second or more?

    May 24, 2015 at 1:04 am

    • Thank you Lignum. I didn’t on this occasion. The conditions were not ideal with lots of spray blowing straight at the camera as well as rain, so I was shooting with my Sony A7R hand held.

      May 24, 2015 at 7:41 am

  19. To my eye, the two different views provide different perceptions of the size (height) of these falls. The opening two shots suggest the falls are quite a lot shorter than the shots from above. Not that it matters one jot – this is such a photogenic place.

    May 24, 2015 at 8:09 am

    • It’s interesting how perspective and distance interact isn’t it? I was still a hundred yards or so from the falls when I took the lower shots whereas the shots from above, I was right on top of the falls. I would have liked to get much closer along the river bank but a complete drenching, rather than just a partial drenching would have been the order of the day! :-)

      May 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

  20. gorgeous :)

    May 28, 2015 at 10:04 am

    • Thanks Joshi, much appreciated!

      May 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  21. Crna svijetlost

    Yes, now one can not resist to waterfall…I agree with that…

    June 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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