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 Lake Myvatn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lake Myvatn trip maker site , to make sure you see all that Lake Myvatn has to offer, including Dettifoss Waterfall.
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  • The waterfall with the most scope and you see! If you approach it is inevitable to get out completely wet. It seems that the water is always pushed on the right side because it is completely covered with green moss while the left side is completely dry. We have traveled the 862 which is partially paved and you get on the right side. Then there is a path that also leads to Selfoss.
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  • It is a waterfall like many others but in Iceland it is one of the most beautiful on a path that has its appeal.
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  • Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Iceland and one of the most powerful in Europe. Walking down the stairs and approaching the point where the fall begins is very exciting and almost scaring ...  more »
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