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Dettifoss and Selfoss is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skútustaðahreppur, Northeastern, Iceland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 311 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking River Views Waterfall Wildlife No shade
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Kristen Hasbrouck
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Walking

Easy walk, good paths, stunning views. Sweet columnar basalt!

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Tessa A
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Hiking

The waterfalls were impressive and it was neat to see rainbows in the mist but if your short you can skip this hike and you won't be missing out.

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Michael Dosenberger
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Hiking

Two impressive falls. Take highway 862 for a paved route.

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Tessa Vande Velden
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Hiking

Bring rain gear for sure!!! Will get completely soaked!

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Robert Greer
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HikingGreat!

This is the most popular side where the tour buses stop, so it has more tourist, it's well worth going, it's an amazing view of seeing the lush green and the rocky side at the same time from the observation deck, also you can see a rainbow from the mist

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Natalie Payne
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Two beautiful falls and make sure you do both. Easy walks

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Stephen Wallace
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Simple walk between two great waterfalls. Easy to navigate and nice way to avoid the crowds at Dettifoss

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DJ Goodman
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Hiking

Once you get to the trailhead, there is a short easy hike to Dettifoss. Just when you think it can't get any better, take a footpath to Selfoss. In my opinion, Selfoss is more spectacular. Look at all the pics and just understand they're MUCH better in person! If you have the time, thee are not to be missed while in Iceland. I believe they are at least six hours or more away from Reykjavic so it's a long full day or an overnight stay (as we did) somewhere else.

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Niklas Nxploring
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Nature trips
First to Review

Dettifoss is the mightiest waterfall in all of Europe — no words needed !

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Emiel van Roij
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Valentina Poblenous
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Christo Brown
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Katelyn Smith
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Barry Edelman
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Kaleena Gettel
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Nicholas Losande
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Che Fong Annabel Li
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Mitchael Houtsager
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Carlos Del Cerro
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Jason Rubin
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Francis Downs
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Brittany Neiser
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Mourya VB
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Giselle Hipkins
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Anna Anna
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Irina Ponomarev
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Kenneth Kik
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Yvette van Teeffelen
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David Chen
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Nicole Levy
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