Dettifoss

Day 60. 27th August, Dettifoss, Iceland (Northeast).

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness

Having parked on the western side of the falls, this is the walking track leading to Dettifoss.  It is just after 9pm (assuming the camera time is correct) and direct sunlight is fast disappearing.

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness

Dettifoss and Selfoss are about fifty kilometres from the Myvatn Camping Grounds.  One guidebook I have says the 862 road is not suitable for two wheel drive vehicles but I don’t recall having any problems.

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness

You can see from the path to the falls that we are still a fair way back from and above the edge.

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness

You can only get so close.  The rocks may be slippery near the edge and you need to stay out of the spray to take a photograph.

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness

Some images show the effect of different shutter speeds.

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness

Dettifoss, at 100 metres wide and 44 metres high, is the largest waterfall in Europe by volume of water.

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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Dettifoss, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Waterfall, Wilderness .

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3 comments on “Dettifoss

  1. leecleland says:

    Love seeing the effect of the different shutter speeds, it’s certainly got a lot of water flowing over it’

    Liked by 1 person

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