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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  • August 17, 2017
    One of the most impressive waterfalls I have ever seen, even more than ls of the Niagara. A shame that not are you of the importance that it deserves. Without a doubt a visit essential if you visit the country.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Dettifoss is a really huge waterfall! You can post lots of photos, but never show the correct size of the waterfall. There are virtually no barriers (such as almost everywhere in Iceland), therefore you can really very close to the waterfall. It is already almost a bit scary ;-) It is worth also continue to run up the watercourse. There is another smaller waterfall.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Even if you are not the only views, always worth stopping and photograph them. Green and black. Wonderful.
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