Godaland, like the
other former summer pastures, Mulatungur and Teigstungur, belonged to an estate
in the Fljotshlid County. The Reverends of this estate,
Breidabolstadur, contracted the use of this area to the farmers of the
East Eyjafjoll County. These summer pastures are considered the best
among such areas to the south of River Krossa and its boundaries are
Rivers Hruna and Hvanna. Prominent mountains decorate Godaland, such as
Mt Rettarfell (503 m) with its Elvesï¿½ Church directly opposite to the
mouth of Valley Langidalur and further east Mt Utigonguhofdi (805 m).
In a sheltered valley at the foot of those mountains is the mountain
lodge of the Touring Association Utivist. Quite a few people enjoy the
walk over the mountains to Skogar on the South Coast and the trail up to
the saddle between the two glaciers begins in the Strakagil Gully east
of the lodge.