Sunday, July 3, 2016

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland: Dettifoss waterfall

"Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch ..."

No, this isn't Niagara Falls. But it is Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. That's not to say it is the biggest, as one in Norway is larger. But in terms of water, this is tops. 

One point that struck me while looking at this huge waterfall is the angle of it all. The rocks don't cut directly across the gorge; they go at a good-sized angle. Therefore, the falls are wider than you might think they should be.

A still photo doesn't give the full impression of this waterfall. Let's go to the video:

By the way, there's another nice waterfall just up the river a little bit. Be sure to see it.

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