Dettifoss is Europe’s most powerful waterfall, with an astounding 212 tonnes of water per second flowing over its edge, causing the ground to shake! Accessible via a rough track, the perfect way to get there is by superjeep with an expert driver/guide, whether in summer or the icy depths of winter!
Dettifoss is part of the glacial river Jokulsa a Fjollum, which emerges from beneath the immense Vatnajokull glacier.
This tour starts from the North East of Iceland (Husavik, Akureyri or even by Lake Myvatn) with a drive to Asbyrgi which is undoubtedly one of Iceland’s most beloved natural wonders; this horse-shoe shaped gorge is located in Jokulsargljufur National Park.
The dramatic river canyon was formed 8,000 years ago when a volcanic eruption catastrophically exploded beneath the river and glacier above it. According to Norse myth, it was created by the hoof of Odin’s 8-legged horse, Sleipnir. From Asbyrgi, drive to Dettifoss, experiencing the thundering power of the waterfall before returning to your starting location.
Note exact itinerary may vary due to weather conditions and the time of year.
Duration: around 6 hrs from lake Myvatn / 9 hrs from Akureyri
Departures: Oct- Jun (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 09:00) Summer on request and private departures also available all year round.
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