Friday, November 23, 2012

Dettifoss - The Most Powerful Waterfall in Europe - Rte 864 - Iceland

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, and is 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 m wide and have a drop of 45 m down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. It is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow rate of 193 m3/s [Source: Wikipedia]. It generates a plume of water spray that can be seen several kilometers away.

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