Dettifoss

Dettifoss – a waterfall of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon (which is a separated part of Vatnajökull National Park), the largenrst (volume discharge: 193 m³/s) one in Iceland, the second (after the Rhine Falls in Switzerland) most powerful in Europe. Located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. It is 44 m high and 100 m wide. few hundred meters upstream there is broad waterfall Selfoss (11 m high).

Dettifoss is featured in movies: Prometheus (2012) – opening scene – and in Oblivion (2013).

Vatnajökull National Park website

See also:

Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

Réttarfoss


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Réttarfoss

Réttarfoss– the penultimate waterfall of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon (which is a separated part of Vatnajökull National Park). It is located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland.

The Réttarfoss is 12 m high and 75 m wide.  Upstream there are waterfalls: Selfoss, Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss, downstream – Vígabjargsfoss.

Vatnajökull National Park website

See also:

Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

Dettifoss


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Hljóðaklettar: the Echoing Rocks

Hljóðaklettar / Hljodaklettar (known also as The Echoing Rocks / The Sound Cliffs / The Cliffs of Sounds) is a group of crater plugs, with basaltic columns, wich fantastical shapes were formed by glacier flooding and river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. It is believed that the sound of running river could be heard here.

Hljóðaklettar is located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. It lies in Jökulsárgljúfur protected area, which is a separated part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajökull National Park website

See also:

Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

Ásbyrgi and Jökulsá á Fjöllum


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Ásbyrgi and Jökulsá á Fjöllum

The horseshoe-shaped (“Sleipnir’s footprint”) glacial canyon Ásbyrgi, located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. Divided by rock formation Eyjan (Island). With cliffs up to 100 m high, forest and small lake Botnstjörn. Formed in the Ice Age most likely as a result of glacial flooding of river Jökulsá á Fjöllum (which has changed its course). Legend has it, the canyon is a foorprint of Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse.

Ásbyrgi canyon lies in Jökulsárgljúfur protected area, which is a separated part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajökull National Park website

See also:

Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

Hljóðaklettar: the Echoing Rocks


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Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

JökulsárgljúfurGlacial River Canyon – the canyon of Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, one of the most spectacular and deepest (up tp 120 m) canyons in Iceland. It is 25 km long, 500 m wide.
With waterfalls: Selfoss, Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss and Réttarfoss. It is located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland.

The source of river Jökulsá á Fjöllum (Glacial River in the Mountains) is in Vatnajökull glacier, in the area of the subglacial volcano Bárdarbunga. This second longest (206 km) river in the country flows into the Greenland Sea (Öxarfjörður fjord).

Jökulsárgljúfur is a separated part of Vatnajökull National Park, with many popular destinations:

Vatnajökull National Park website

See also:

Ásbyrgi and Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Hljóðaklettar: the Echoing Rocks

Réttarfoss

Dettifoss


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