Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
Dettifoss Waterfall is thought to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 100 m (328 ft) wide and 44 m (131 ft) tall, it is also one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. Part of Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, this natural beauty is on the popular Diamond Circle route. Walk the well-maintained footpaths to find the best viewpoints; walkways next to the waterfall allow you to get quite close. Hear the thunderous sound that this magnificent waterfall makes and feel the ground tremble under your feet. Due to the water's mist reacting with the sun, rainbows often form over the waterfall. Be respectful of any paths that are blocked off; this is most likely due to weather conditions and is for your safety. Before you head to Asbyrgi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Asbyrgi trip maker site, to make sure you see all that Asbyrgi has to offer, including Dettifoss Waterfall.
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  • From my point of view not worth the trip. We drove to the East side on the gravel road for at least 40minutes. Yes, the waterfall is strong but somehow I expected something much better. Gulfoss is...  more »
  • This waterfall is absolutely worth the long gravel road to get there. It's massive and impressive! And the short hiking path reveals great views on to the canyon. Don't get too close to the upper...  more »
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  • Largest waterfall in Europe by volume. About 25min drive off the ring road. Be sure to take the access road to the West side of the river off the ring road (different than google maps says).
  • Most beautiful waterfall of iceland, perfect scenery. Truly no words

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