AKUREYRI The Waterfall of the Gods and Laufas Museum

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  • Port of Akureyri
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Laufas Folk Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Port of Akureyri




  • Laufas Folk Museum : Adults €10.00 / under 18 years free


  • Botanical Gardens opened 01 June to 30 September - Entrance free

Our guide will meet you at the port of Akureyri with a Shore2Shore sign.

The bus will leave the pier for a short transfer to Godafoss, "the Waterfall of the Gods", which at 12 meters high is one of the most spectacular falls in Iceland. The origins of this legendary spot date back to 1.000 AD when a senior chieftain, Thorgein, upon converting to the Christian faith, was compelled to hurl his Pagan god carvings ino the waterfall. This is an ideal spot to take photos of the falls and the surrounding scenery.

Next stop is the Laufas Folk Museum, originally as manor farm and vicarage and which dates back to 1866. The museum contains period domestic and agricultural tools.

Return to Akureyri for a short visit to the Botanical Gardens that contain display of high-latitude and high-latitude plants from around the world.

Return to the port of Akureyri.