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Waterfall and ducks

The Waterfall – opened in January 2009, 24-meter tall indoor waterfall, traversing 4 levels of the Dubai Mall, comprising of 2 cylindrical structures (30 m in diameter), with fibreglass sculptures of divers.

See also:

Dubai World Records: Dubai Mall

The Waterfall

Deep Blue: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The souk

Goðafoss

Goðafoss – a waterfall of the river Skjálfandafljót, 12 high, 30 m wide, located on the crossroad of Ring Road and Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. Nerby, downstream there is a smaller waterfall Geitafoss.

The name of the waterfall might mean waterfall of the goð (pagan idols) or waterfall of the goði (chieftain). According to legend, lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði (Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi Thorkelsson), after his return in 999/1000 from Alþingi (Althing, national parliament of Iceland located in Þingvellir/Thingvellir), where he had announced Christianity as the official religion of Iceland, threw his Norse gods idols into the waterfall.


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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


Iceland on 40thousandkm