Goðafoss, or waterfall of the gods, is one of Iceland’s most spectacular, and one of the easiest to access (being located only a few hundred metres from the Ring Road). Located between Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, Goðafoss has a fascinating history. It was here that, in the year 999 or 1000 CE, the lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði (good luck pronouncing that!), after making Christianity the official religion of Iceland, threw his statues of the old Norse gods. The falls are not particularly big (12 m high and 30 m wide), but they are very beautiful. It is possible to get right up to the edge of the falls on either side of the river, and you can visit any time of the day or night. Since it receives countless busloads of tourists every day, visiting at night is your best bet for a more peaceful, and perhaps a more holistic, experience.