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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  • We parked at the west car park and used the eco toilets before setting off on the adventure. It was an easily navigated walk to the viewpoints, shown in December through a walkway with posts. I... 
    We parked at the west car park and used the eco toilets before setting off on the adventure. It was an easily navigated walk to the viewpoints, shown in December through a walkway with posts. I...  more »
  • By now if you've made it this far across Iceland, you may have become a bit jaded by all of the beauty and incredible sightseeing. Don't overlook this waterfall as it is an incredible force and... 
    By now if you've made it this far across Iceland, you may have become a bit jaded by all of the beauty and incredible sightseeing. Don't overlook this waterfall as it is an incredible force and...  more »
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  • Much bigger than the pictures! Beautiful
  • Mejestic waterfall in northern Iceland.

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