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 $1,863
Duration: 6 days
Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri (max 6 in jeep) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $229
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $166
Duration: 10 hours
Dettifoss Waterfall Reviews
Epic waterfall to witness especially in the winter as you see all the frozen water. However, it was slippery every where- from the parking lot to the falls. Be careful when walking. There were some... more »
This is the biggest and most impressive waterfall of Iceland. There are a lot of waterfalls in Iceland, but this one is a must see. It's a bit of a drive from the ring road. You can choose the west... more »
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