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Dettifoss waterfall
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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri
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Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

You will be shocked by the power and energy of this waterfall. We loved it...and of course like most of the waterfalls there was a little hike to get to the best picture-taking place! Worth it though.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stunning, stunning waterfall. The power and the noise - I could have spent hours just watching it. The guidebooks say to use the eastern road but we found that the route to the western side has recently been upgraded and took this to a decent car park. It's only an amater opinion but I think the view is better from the west side is probably better.

It is also well worth taking the short path (10-15 minutes) to Selfoss. In the UK this would be an attraction all of it's own, here it was a fantastic bonus.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the most powerful waterfall of Europe. The closer you are, the more you comprehend it.
As you walk through the path leading to Dettifoss you can see the mist and hear the thunderous noise of its waters. Protect yourself and your camera and be really careful once the way can be very slippery!
From the Route 1, take the road 862, aka Dettifossvegur, to Dettifoss and drive 24km. Add more 20 minute walking from the parking lot to the falls.

1  Thank Brenoka
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

The most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss waterfall is well worth the visit! A short hike along the trail allows you to see various aspects of the falls.

Thank RJCundiff
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

It is one of the 4 largest waterfalls in Europe it is amazing and such force of nature makes you feel so small! It is difficult to walk to the waterfall so be prepared!

Thank VispHafnarfjordur
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