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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  • It's about 1 km to walk to the falls, there are NO benches, but some stones to sit and rest. The falls themselves are spectacular, simply breathtaking. 
    It's about 1 km to walk to the falls, there are NO benches, but some stones to sit and rest. The falls themselves are spectacular, simply breathtaking.  more »
  • The size of the waterfall is impressive as is the volume of water (even more so with the colored snow) . Fantastic viewing platform but walk not easy for those with mobility issues. 
    The size of the waterfall is impressive as is the volume of water (even more so with the colored snow) . Fantastic viewing platform but walk not easy for those with mobility issues.  more »
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  • Much bigger than the pictures! Beautiful
  • Mejestic waterfall in northern Iceland.

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