Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ICELAND - Dettifoss, largest waterfall in Europe

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Dettifoss location in Iceland

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park of Northeast Iceland, not far from Mývatn. It is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacierwaterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 200 m3/s. and collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland. The falls are 100 m wide and have a drop of 44 m down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. It is the largest

The waterfall can only be reached by a 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 (Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður) and a maintained track to the best viewpoints.


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Dettifoss - largest waterfall (at 44 m) in Europe


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