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Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn

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Waterfall Nature / Park
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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  • Plenty of parking but make sure you wear your closed toe walking shoes. There are about 117 stone "steps" down to the waterfall and if it has rained, they can be muddy or slippery. Once you take your ...  more »
  • I can only say that it would be a pity if you did not take the time to head out to Dettifoss if in the area. It's truly majestic and astounding! This can be said about many of the waterfalls in Icelan...  more »
  • I think my hubby got tired of all the falls ... on a nice day you could walk around more than we did in the pouring rain.  more »