Here at Show Me Something Interesting, we like to go to extremes. So what could be better than a to visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe?
Dettifoss is a Titan of the waterfall world. It is located in the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, in the North East of Iceland. It is 144 feet high (44m), about 328 feet (100m) wide, and has a discharge of 200 cubic meteres per second. It is on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, as it flows from the Vatnajökull glacier.
The walk from the car park takes you over a Lunar-style lanscape or dust and boulders, which can be fun to climb on. Once in range, the awesome sound of the might falls takes you by suprise. The sheer power of Dettifoss is a bit overwhelming. It is not the most beautiful of waterfalls, but the volume of water pouring over into the river below is staggering, and definately worth seeing.
If you want to go by Tour, you can usually get Tours from Akureyri which also pass via Lake Myvatn (take a mosquito net), Krafla (volcano), Hljódklettar (for the Rosette rock formation), Sellfoss and Húsavík (for some whale watching).
Definately a day trip to remember! Below is a video I took of this monster of a waterfall.