Dettifoss is a mind blowing spectacle of nature. It’s in Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, home of the Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. It is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The sheer force of the water thundering over the drop is mesmerizing (see this video at 2:00 for proof), and the spray from the falls will soak you on a windy day.
The last time I visited Dettifoss it was late June and the edges of the canyon were lush and green and there was a rainbow. This time, it was earlier in the summer, late May, and the edges of the canyon were coated in crazy swirls of ice from the waterfall’s mist that had mixed with the rich, volcanic black silt beneath it. It was incredible.