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.
Tours to Dettifoss Waterfall
6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,945
Duration: 6 days
Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss Day Tour from Akureyri BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $239
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small Group Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $236
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Dettifoss Waterfall reviews
Reccomend the stroll down to the waterfall. It may seem at times like so þuch ‘nothingness’ but I find a certain beauty in that. You can here the waterfall from a far. Highly reccomend to be very... more »
The trip to the waterfall is pretty far, and you have to drive on bumpy dirt roads, but it is totally worth it. The waterfall is very powerful, and you can safely get up close. For you movie lovers... more »
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