Information about Dettifoss. Dettifoss is a waterfall found in North Iceland, said to be the most powerful in Europe. It is regularly visited on Diamond Circle tours and should not be missed by any visiting the region.What is the difference between Dettifoss and Selfoss waterfalls?
Dettifoss is one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. Selfoss is a smaller but more elegant waterfall located just upriver. There are viewpoints of Dettifoss and Selfoss from the east and west sides of the river.How long does it take to hike to Dettifoss?
To get to Dettifoss, it is a 10 minute walk (about 400 meters) down a steep rocky trail. As you approach the waterfall, there are a lot of places to take a photo. If it’s sunny you might be able to get a photo of the waterfall with a rainbow.Where is the southernmost waterfall in Selfoss?
We also met a ranger along the way who walked around to keep an eye on the visitors. The southernmost located waterfall (out of four) is Dettifoss, with about 10 meters height. Dettifoss is north of Selfoss. Dettifoss is about 45 meters high and app. 100 meters wide.