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European Niagara raging waterfall Dettifoss

European Niagara raging waterfall Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in Iceland and Europe. European Niagara raging waterfall Dettifoss

European Niagara raging waterfall Dettifoss
Translated as “raging waterfall”, Dettifoss is the largest waterfall, and not only in Iceland, but also the most powerful in Europe. Average water consumption is reaching up to 500 cubic meters per second. The most powerful waterfall in Europe is in the northeast of Iceland on the river with the unpronounceable name Yekulsau-au-Fedlum Yekulsaurglyuvur in a national park. The width of the waterfall Dettifoss about 100 meters, height – 44 meters, which is 9 meters less than the Niagara Falls. called “European Niagara”, Dettifoss also means “bubbling waterfall,” however, it is completely untrue.

Raging waterfall - Dettifoss, 'European Niagara'. The most powerful waterfall in Iceland and Europe

Raging waterfall – Dettifoss, or ‘European Niagara’. The most powerful waterfall in Iceland and Europe

Average water consumption of Dettifoss – 200 cubic meters per second, and sometimes reaches up to 500.

The River, on which a waterfall is, glacier melting ice flood Vantayokull. The color of water in a waterfall – the brown, which is unusual for Icelandic rivers.

Near the waterfall there is beautiful “mosquito lake” Mi’van, length about 10 km, 8 km and a width of 34 islands of volcanic origin.

Standing at the waterfall you can feel the bumps under your feet, and the noise of water can even stun for a moment. Not surprisingly, the first Icelandic settlers called him “the king of falls.”

European Niagara raging waterfall Dettifoss

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