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Dettifoss Waterfall

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Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls and gorge. Be sure to see from both sides. Prepare to spend at least an hour there.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The road leading to the fall is very bumpy. And you would have to travel on the 30km bumpy road before arriving at the fall. You would have to go back on the same 30km road when u leave (and you can only roughly drive...More

Thank ZenaY20
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a mini-adventure getting to Dettifoss. The gravel road is rough but it is a typical Iceland experience. The best view of the falls is taking Highway 864 (east side of the falls). There is also a viewing area on the west side off...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thundering waterfall. We hiked in the snow and it was slow and slippery. But worth it! The scenery around it is also very pretty with beautiful rock formations.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A little hike to get the falls area. We had excellent weather and enjoyed our time at the falls. Definitely a must see.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the east side of the river the view is better so drive on road 862 to get to the right spot since you cannot cross o the other side when you're there. The drive is quite bumpy and it's a good 20km to drive...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is worth the visit! Cool drive to get there on Froad and so amazing to witness up-close-and-personal! I like that it's not blocked off for the dummies who don't keep a distance. For everyone else, you can feel "one" with it and natural. Such...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying with our daughter who is resident in Akureyri and had been in Ausbyrgi for a few days touring around. On the way back we stopped here and saw the wonderful Dettifoss Waterfall. This was not our first visit to it but it...More

Thank comlifoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recommend accessing this waterfall from the east side of the river, via highway 864. This will allow you to get much closer to the waterfall than the west side. You can actually stand right at the top of the falls. There are also great...More

Thank tpalermini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dettifoss Waterfall is a BEAUTIFUL waterfall in the Vatnajökull National Park. The walk from the parking lot to the waterfall is a bit of a hike on a rather rocky "trail", so you need to be a bit cautious when walking. Dettifoss is reputed to...More

Thank BTay-Traveler
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26 June 2018|
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Response from AmyC6404 | Reviewed this property |
Easy walk! Tho not wheelchair accessible. You will walk down some steps. Then walk across rocks for maybe 10 minutes.
22 March 2018|
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Response from ng_angie16 | Reviewed this property |
It will be very helpful to check on the road condition every now and then before you take off to another place on road.is There are two route lead to Dettifoss from route 1, 864 & 862, if you are from Egilsstadir, you will... More
19 March 2018|
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Response from MPochaw | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I just saw this. I hope it’s not too late. I went there in October - no snow. It was wet, cold, windy and grey (as Iceland can be very often) but the falls were still very impressive.