Hofsarfoss

(Hofsárfoss, Goðafoss)

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Hofsárfoss or Goðafoss is a waterfall in the North of Iceland, south of Dalvik. The river Hofsá cascades down in two drops and ends in the river Svarfaðardalsa. Hofsárfoss is an amazing waterfall with a total height of about 100 meters. Hofsárfoss is fed by several small glaciers.

From Dalvik take road 807 to the south for 9 kilometers until reaching the farm Hofsá. From here the waterfall can be admired from the roadside.

There is a big church near the waterfall, Vellir in Svarfaðardalur, between Dalvík and the farm Hofsá. Hofsá, a farm with a small wood, has a memorial dedicated to Soffonías Þorkels­son (1876–1964), a Canadian Icelander who made a handsome gift to promote forestry work.

On the other side of the river Svarfaðardalsa there is another nice waterfall, Steindyrafoss.

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About Hofsarfoss

CountryWaterfalls in Iceland
RegionNorðurland eystra
LocationDalvík, Hofsá (Eyjafjarðarsýsla)
RiverHofsá
Height100m
Latitude65.897306
Longitude-18.544256
Best visitSummer
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