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Dettifoss waterfall

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Address: Lake Myvatn, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 558 8888
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Breathtaking but be careful

We were lucky to be there in some sunshine, just in time to catch two double rainbows forming in front of the waterfalls. It was absolutely breathtaking and the highlight of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were lucky to be there in some sunshine, just in time to catch two double rainbows forming in front of the waterfalls. It was absolutely breathtaking and the highlight of our trip. Beware though, the narrow dirt paths along the falls are not secured and wet weather makes the trek extremely slippery and dangerous (i.e. there is nothing to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Said to be one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe at 193 m3/s, it truly does live up to its name when you are standing beside it. The incredible volume of water this thing is putting out makes your hairs stand on end. The area around the falls is also awesome, its black, and almost moon-like, like much of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time @ Iceland's strongest waterfall. Must do if you're in the area. The place could get wet and windy so come prepared! We visited this place in the end of October and the grass, soil were frozen with ice, stones could get slippery so be careful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The movie made this famous so everyone wanted to see it. Here are a few tips to prepare for your visit. 1. The 750m walk from the carpark can take some time. Most of it was not sealed and you may have to walk over some rocky, uneven ground. Nearer the waterfall you need to walk down some stairs. So... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

ice land is full of beautiful waterfalls and this was no exception. Better bring jackets and a raincoat just in case Avoid bringing umbrellas because of the strong winds. Bathrooms are dirty and you need to be prepared to hike. 10 minutes at most :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Without a 4x4 car the approx. 30 km dirt road takes forever. The waterfall is nice but there are more beautifull ones that can be reached quicker. Like the nearby Godafoss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

One of the best waterfalls we seen in our 12 days Iceland tour. You definitely need water proof clothes specially if you will catch a rainy day there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just saying. It was rainy and we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Also we went Sept 14. So it's off season. Great waterfalls so I'm just saying what everybody else says. From Dettifoss do not try going north on #862 if road is wet. We made it trough the short distance up to road #85. It took 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dettifoss Waterfall (this is the most powerful waterfall in Europe and is also where the opening scenes from the movie Prometheus was filmed. I have to say it was my personal favorite you can feel the sheer power water) For a Full 10 Day Iceland Road Trip Itinerary check out my blog Forever Chasing Wanderlust

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went here in april and was still 2 metre snow drifts. Amazing scenery bit it's a bit of a walk from the car park in snow. You can get really close and it's hard to comprehend how big it is. Well worth the visit.

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