Keywords:Iceland, Jökulsárgljúfur, National, Park, dettifoss, largest, europe, north, Vatnajökull, selfoss, waterfall, river, northeast, powerful
Dimensions7087 x 4724
Original file size13.2 MB
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified17-Apr-12 00:00
Camera modelNikon COOLSCAN V ED
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 wide and have a drop of 45 metres 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.