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Dettifoss waterfall

Lake Myvatn, Iceland
+354 558 8888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scariest waterfall i’ve seen, yet one of the greatest ones! It’s the waterfall with the highest flow rate in Iceland. It’s magnitude, grey colors while raining of after rain makes it pretty terrifying..

Thank Gratiela I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is remote. The waterfall is impressive, but there are so many people ignoring fences, ropes, closed areas just for that “unique” selfie, that I wonder how long it takes for everything to be turned into one big mud pool.

3  Thank Peter v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read many reviews on which route to take to Dettifoss waterfall, but was confused. This info is correct as of today - 864 is closed. 862 is well paved and in good condition. Hike to Dettifoss and Selfoss are muddy but mostly flat, with some...More

1  Thank PokoyoEinstein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following road 864 in the north east part of Iceland, one can find a number of Waterfalls, of which Dettifoss is the most powerful one. The nice thing of this fall is that one can stand on the rocks, right next to the spot where...More

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This remote spot in northern Iceland is absolutely worth a visit. It is not only a waterfall, its Europe's biggest. And close to another horseshoe shaped waterfall.

Thank AFK60
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

One of the major waterfalls in Iceland and Europe Toilets at car park Easy walk to falls the path more rough and uneven to get to Selfoss - perhaps 15 min each way.

Thank Simpson-trippers
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Dettifoss is no dainty thin waterfall. It is loud and promoted as the most powerful waterfall in Europe. We decided to approach it from the west side on the paved road that takes you there. It is a bit of a drive from the ring...More

Thank Rich J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Go early to miss the coaches. Its amazing how underdeveloped this places has remained. The trip over to the falls can be as good as the falls itself, with rivulets and streams running all over the place as you figure out the path to get...More

Thank M001990
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We reached the waterfalls on a long drive down from Asbyrgi canyon at the north- road 862 (west) - because that one is at least paved partly, unlike road 864. The road was very bad until we reached Dettifoss. When we got there - you...More

1  Thank Skimchi
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the fall. The waterfall was incredible. Large about glacier water falls and hits the rocks, making beautiful splash. It would be better when the sun shines.

Thank I-Hsyuan W
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deborah r
30 May 2017|
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Response from Kevin W | Reviewed this property |
It was a bit slippery last month but nothing to really stop anyone from taking a short hike that took us around 20 minutes at an easy pace. There is also a path that cuts off to the right that takes you towards Selfoss (the... More
29 March 2017|
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Response from Ples R | Reviewed this property |
While I was there I did not encounter any bugs or insects. Iceland was actually pretty bug free when I was there in August, but that might be different when you go. With the amount of mist in the air I doubt you will run... More
1 February 2017|
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Response from Stef4115 | Reviewed this property |
Which ever is on the east side will give you a beautiful view of dettifoss, but please also plan on hiking the 1 Km up river to Selfoss which is a beautiful falls and only properly viewed from the east side. If your on the... More