Tip: Rotate your device to landscape for fullscreen.

Dettifoss

Location

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland. It is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The waterfall is regularly visited on Diamond Circle tours and should not be missed by anyone visiting the region. Dettifoss is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier.  The river collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland. The sediment-rich runoff colors the water a greyish white.

Check out our travel tips and tours in North Iceland

Nota Bene: This 360° panorama is shot with a special permission from the national park wardens, but drones are usually not allowed in the area.

Dettifoss is extemely powerful and loud due it´s size. The waterfall is 100 metres (330 ft) wide and hasa drop of 44 metres (144 ft) down to the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park canyon. It is the largest waterfall in Iceland in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 193 m³/s.

Nearby Places

Ásbyrgi, Vesturdalur, Mývatn, Húsavík