Goðafoss waterfall is located on the river Skjálfandafljót in north Iceland, the fourth largest river in Iceland. Although the main waterfall is the most visited and photogenic I actually found the lower falls more interesting. Just downriver from the main falls, the river narrows and is forced into a slot between volcanic rock formations. The small drop is slightly stair-stepped and creates several channels as the glacial blue water shoots through the slot. The sound is deafening and the sheer power of water hydraulics is on display.
The best approach is from the east side but the area is quite wet from spray and high water flows so care must be exercised when shooting from this location. This slot is also to be avoided at all costs in high flows as being swept away is a real possibility. As with all waterfall photography it is important to have a keen awareness of the conditions around the falls and remember that no shot is worth the loss of equipment or life.
Thanks for stopping by today. RHC