Dettifoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi

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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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  • Dettifoss is Europe's Largest Waterfalls. 17,700 cubic feet of water spills over the edge every SECOND! It's a drop of 145 feet. 3/4 mile hike in each direction to get to the falls and some parts of.....  more
    Dettifoss is Europe's Largest Waterfalls. 17,700 cubic feet of water spills over the edge every SECOND! It's a drop of 145 feet. 3/4 mile hike in each direction to get to the falls and some parts of.....  more »
  • A bit off the beaten path, but easy to find. The falls themselves are quite breathtaking. The sheer amount of water is crazy. The mist off the falls in quite cool. Take the time and check it out... 
    A bit off the beaten path, but easy to find. The falls themselves are quite breathtaking. The sheer amount of water is crazy. The mist off the falls in quite cool. Take the time and check it out...  more »
  • Beautiful waterfall. It takes a bit of a drive, but its worth it. Its one of the most powerplay waterfalls we've seen in Iceland. 
    Beautiful waterfall. It takes a bit of a drive, but its worth it. Its one of the most powerplay waterfalls we've seen in Iceland.  more »
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  • To see the waterfall you must walk for maybe 20 minutes to view it. Various viewing platforms.
  • Much bigger than the pictures! Beautiful
  • May 23, 2022: This route is currently closed. Go to the Dettifoss West view point
  • Mejestic waterfall in northern Iceland.
  • beautiful...

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