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“unspolit vista” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dettifoss waterfall

Dettifoss waterfall
Myvatn, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Myvatn
Type: Waterfalls
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“unspolit vista”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

For such a grand natural attraction it is wonderfully unspoilt with signs and fences. The trail from the car park to the edge of the falls gives no visual hint to what lies ahead but the thunderous roar certainly does. We were there in late Autumn and due to ice on the steps, the lower viewing platforms were closed but this did not diminish the amazing experience in any way.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Dettifoss was incredible in all it's frozen glory. The road was a bit snowy, but we were in a Super Jeep so it went fine. Definitely worth seeing!

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“Great Detti :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was one of the best experience in Iceland. The greatness of this waterfall and the scenic view is priceless. Do not be afraid to drive to Dettifoss, the last 25 kilometers will be on gravel road - it is so much fun!

Visited October 2013
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“Eh.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My least favorite waterfall in Iceland, and we saw nearly all of the big ones. If you're not in the area (we were), it's not worth the detour.

Visited October 2013
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“Powerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

*backdated* - Traveled in Sep 2012

It takes quite abit of time of time to travel to this waterfall on the F roads which is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. You will need to walk a short distance from the car bay to reach the viewing area and the sight is spectacular once you see it. We didn't manage to spend much time here cos we were in a rush to get out of here before the sun went down.

Visited November 2012
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