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24-JUL-2013 Dick Keely


Vatnajökull National Park, Northeast Iceland

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, and is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
It is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier and collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland.
The falls are 100 metres (330 ft) wide and have a drop of 45 metres (150 ft) down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.
It is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 193 m3/s.
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 and a maintained track to the best viewpoints.
Reference: Wikipedia

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GeneWard07-Aug-2013 01:17
Incredibly impressive. V
J. Scott Coile03-Aug-2013 11:40
Amazing place. Perfect on the edge vantage. Quite humbling.
sue anne03-Aug-2013 01:42
Beautiful and very dramatic falls. V
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