Overview

We take all the time we want and need to fully enjoy the magic of the great Waterfall Dettifoss, and find the best photo spots depending on weather and other conditions during that particular day.

Highlights

  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Selfoss Waterfall
  • Vatnajokull National Park

The power of nature can be seen in all its glory at the mighty Dettifoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. With the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, this truly is nature at its most spectacular.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability Oct - June
Duration 6 or 9 hrs
Departs From Akureyri
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 13 years
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

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14 900
Per Adult

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What's included

Included

  • English guided tour
  • Transportation

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle

Not Included

  • Meals / refreshments

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Introduction

The power of nature can be seen in all its glory at the mighty Dettifoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. With the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, this truly is nature at its most spectacular. 

This tour is available from Akureyri City and from Lake Myvatn. See booking engine for departure times and pickup prices.

The falls are in a mighty glacial river that originates from glacier Vatnajokull. They are 100 meters (330 ft) wide and have a drop of 45 meters (150 ft) 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.

Selfoss is one of the three waterfalls of river Jokulsa a Fjollum. It is located about one kilometer to the south of the mighty Dettifoss. It is 10 m high (8-14 m) and often its spray is visible from the brink of the canyon on the way to Dettifoss. Some people called it Willard waterfall, named it after Willard Fiske, an American scholar, and librarian who contributed his work to the country's literary heritage. It is a very special and beautiful waterfall.

We start by going straight from Akureyri to Dettifoss, where a mass of water, mud, and sand rumbles into Iceland's most impressive canyon.

We walk through a moon-like terrain for a few minutes. While walking we hear the sound of the mighty roaring waters but cannot yet see it. We take just a few steps further and all of a sudden majestic Dettifoss is in front of our eyes.

For many, it's an experience of a lifetime and has been described as 'hypnotizing' and truly mesmerizing.

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