The Goðafoss waterfall - “waterfall of the gods” in Icelandic - is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of about 40 feet (12 meters) over a width of 100 feet (30 meters). According to an Icelandic saga, statues of the Norse gods were thrown into the waterfall. A window in the Akureyri Cathedral (Akureyrarkirkja) illustrates this story.

 
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