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Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn

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Dettifoss 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dettifoss and many more Reykjahlid attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.
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  • Especially when seen from the East, much less crowded with tourists (due to the 30 passes and km of dirt road that serve to achieve it, probably), the waterfall and its canyon offer a wonderful and amazing. We descend from the parking lot to a steep trail that goes all the way to the water's edge, and can be seen from below the grandeur of the canyon carved by the river. If there is a path (for experts) who arrives in 4 km to subsequent Hafragilsfoss waterfall, more wonderful place.
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  • A very large and beautiful waterfall in a movie set (Prometheus). The waterfall is impressive and can be closer. Round Lunar sci-fi décor.
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  • Dai 緹 falls has a little waterfall along trail walks over to Club Med to Prada, but just the head back to Diane 緹 falls, if you do not want to go so far said to Diane 緹 falls directly, guaranteed not worried for this line.
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