Iceland s resilient beauty- waterfall of the gods

A glacial torrent pours over a 40-foot-high ledge at Gođafoss, “waterfall of the gods.” After the Icelandic assembly adopted Christianity in 1000, its leader threw his pagan idols into the falls. The mossy island, notes geographer Guđrún Gísladóttir, “is protected from sheep.”  Image ©Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg/National Geographic

The image is from the May edition of National Geographic magazine for iPad, available on the App Store.



Iceland's resilient beauty

source National Geographic