Dettifoss is in the Vatnajökul national park, North East of Iceland. Located in Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier in Europe. It is 100 meters wide and drops 45 meters down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. It has a water flow of 500 m3/s, in the summer time, one of the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe. Dettifoss often makes the list of ´ The World’s 10 best waterfalls.´
Getting there :
GPS N65°48’43.8 W16°23’59.7
-Drive road 1 north
– Turn left to road 862, intersection road 1 and 862. GPS N65°38’57.9 W16°22’44.2812″
– Right turn from road to car park, intersection road 1 and car park road
GPS 65.815111, -16.441967
– From the car park, walking distance to Dettifoss is about 700 meters by walking trail.