Dettifoss Falls

This section of our waterfall pictures website features beautiful pictures of Dettifoss Falls. Dettifoss Falls is a popular destination for nature lovers, tourists in general, and people who just love waterfalls.

These pictures of Dettifoss Falls let you see Dettifoss Falls from several different angles, and they give you a good idea of what to expect when visiting Dettifoss Falls.

Detailed information on Dettifoss Falls can be found below the pictures on this page.

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Pictures of Dettifoss Falls

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Dettifoss Falls Facts

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park in Northeast Iceland, and is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

It is situated on the Jokulsa a Fjollum river, which flows from the Vatnajokull glacier and collects water from a large area in northeast Iceland. The falls are 100 m wide and have a drop of 45 m down to the Jokulsargljufur canyon. It is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 193 m3/s. The roar of the water as you approach the falls is impressive.

The waterfall can only be reached by a 30 kms rough road. On the west bank there are no facilities and the view on the waterfall is somewhat hindered by the waterfall's spray. On the east bank there is an information panel maintained by the staff of Vatnajökull National Park and a maintained track to the best viewpoints.

The musical composition 'Dettifoss' (Op.57) by Jón Leifs is inspired by this waterfall.

Selfoss Falls

While visiting Dettifoss Falls don't miss the 1.5 km hike to Selfoss Falls along a well marked trail.