Dettifoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi

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Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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  • There is a new road off of road 862, that cuts the time down to get here. I recommend turning off of route 1 onto 862, then turning right at the new road with signs for Dettifoss (they were erecting.....  more »
  • Power at it is rawest. No bling, no fuss, just nature doing her thing bigger ab stronger than you or anything else you can think of.  more »
  • Largest waterfall in Europe by volume. About 25min drive off the ring road. Be sure to take the access road to the West side of the river off the ring road (different than google maps says).
  • Most beautiful waterfall of iceland, perfect scenery. Truly no words

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