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Dettifoss Tours

With an immense 500 cubic meters of water falling each second, Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and one of Iceland’s most extraordinary natural attractions, famously immortalized in the opening scene of Ridley Scott’s 2012 film, Prometheus. Dropping 45 meters and stretching for 100 meters along the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon in the Vatnajökull National Park, it’s hard not to be impressed by the magnitude of the falls, the largest of the three major waterfalls found along the Jokulsa river (including nearby Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss).

Dettifoss Waterfall is among the top sights of the ‘Diamond Circle’ driving route, the 260 km long ring road, which links together the highlights of North Iceland, but the falls can also be reached by hiking the scenic 35km trail from Asbyrgi canyon. As well as looking out over the canyon from the banks, visitors can climb down to the riverbed, where the views are marred by clouds of foam and the bedrock visibly trembles under its force.

Practical Info

Dettifoss waterfall is located around 90km from the town of Húsavík in the Vatnajökull National Park, Northeast Iceland. Road 864, a single-track gravel road, runs to the eastern bank of the falls and is open only from May-October, during which time buses also run from Mývatn. Alternatively, the paved Road 862 runs to the west and remains open during the winter, depending on the weather. Entrance is free.

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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri, Akureyri, null
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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Embark on a 4x4 Jeep tour to Lake Mývatn and the surroundings. Explore the North of iceland and see enchanting places such as Goðafoss waterfall ...  Read more

Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $282.18
Diamond Circle Tour with Waterfalls and Amazing Landscapes from Akureyri, Akureyri, Day Trips
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Diamond Circle Tour with Waterfalls and Amazing Landscapes from Akureyri

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Embark on 4x4 Jeep tour to the diamond circle and explore majestic placesincluding Waterfall Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn, Hverir (hot springs), Víti ...  Read more

Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $296.53
7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour - Explore the Circle of Iceland, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour - Explore the Circle of Iceland

Join this 7 day  guided adventure tour that takes you around Iceland via Route 1 which the locals call the Ring Road, to all the best-known wonders and ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $2,295.00
4X4 Private Tour from Akureyri, Akureyri, Multi-day Tours
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4X4 Private Tour from Akureyri

Join the private day tour for 1-6 person from Akureyri and we help you to organize your perfect day around Akureyri, to Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss or wherever ...  Read more

Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $1,177.76
North Iceland Express 2-Day Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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North Iceland Express 2-Day Private Tour from Reykjavik

See the major attractions of North Iceland on this 2 day private tour from Reykjavík. Enjoy personalized attention from your local driver-guide as you ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $1,076.11
Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri, Akureyri, Multi-day Tours
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Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri

Experience the magic of the great Waterfall Dettifoss and its surroundings. The combined width and height make it the most powerful waterfall in Europe and we ...  Read more

Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $258.27
Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Lake Myvatn, Iceland, Day Trips
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Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Lake Myvatn

Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Lake Mývatn is the perfect tour to fully experience the magic and power of the great Dettifoss Waterfall. We take our time ...  Read more

Location: Reykjahlíð, Iceland
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $191.31
Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

Join this winter round tour that covers the so called ring-road around Iceland and the magnificent Snaefellsnes peninsula with its spectacular landscapes ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 10 days (approx.)

From USD $2,887.60
Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri, Akureyri, Multi-day Tours
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Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover northern Iceland’s Diamond Circle on a full-day tour from Akureyri! With a knowledgeable guide, check off the incredible natural wonders, volcanic ...  Read more

Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.94
Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days

Join this classic round tour that covers the so called ring-road around Iceland and the magnificent Snaefellsnes peninsula with its spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 10 days (approx.)

From USD $3,407.72

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