On the island of Iceland their is no architectural monuments, palaces and famous art museums. But every year hundreds of thousands of tourists come here to enjoy the pristine scenery of northern nature, waterfalls and geysers, volcanoes and glaciers.
Dettifoss (“raging waterfall”) is the largest waterfall, not only in Iceland, but also the most powerful in all of Europe! Average consumption of water here comes to 500 cubic meters per second, and the imagination is not much inferior to Niagara.
1. The most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the northeast of Iceland on the river with the unpronounceable name Yekulsau-au-Fedlum Yekulsaurglyuvur in the national park.
2. Width of Dettifoss waterfall about 100 meters, height – 44 meters, which is 9 meters less than the Niagara Falls.
3. Average water consumption of Dettifoss – 200 cubic meters per second, and at times reach 500.
4. Title Dettifoss means “bubbling waterfall”. It is also called the “European Niagara.” In fairness it should be noted that the volume of falling water in the present Niagara reaches 5,700 or more cubic meters per second.
5. River, where their is a waterfall, you can see the melting glacier ice flooding. The color of water in the falls is brown-brown, which is unusual for Icelandic rivers.
6. The dark rocks and huge stones … make atmospheric like another planet, “foreign”
7. Standing at the waterfall you can feel the bumps in the way, and the noise of water can stun even for a moment. Not surprisingly, the first Icelandic settlers called it the “King of the waterfalls.”