Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn

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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  • Very turistic, but a must see if you are visiting Icelend. Have several points to observe and take pictures, so if you are too old or cannot walk too much, it has still options and places that allows....  more »
  • We visited the west side of Dettifoss because we didn’t want to drive on gravel roads on the east side. The views are different on each side but it will be impressive either way. For those who have a....  more »
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