Dynjandi Waterfall

Dynjandi Waterfall
Dynjandi is also called Fjallfoss or Dynjandisfoss and is a spectacular about 100 meters tall waterfall in the remote region of Westfjords located between Dynjandisvogur Bay and Arnarfjörður Fjord at the foot of the Dynjandisheiði Pass that runs between Barðaströnd and Arnarfjörður Fjord and is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords and by many, considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. The name, Dynjandi means „The Thunderer“. Dynjandi is in the river Dynjandisá and is around 30 m wide at the top but 60 m at the bottom. Dynjandi is a collective name of seven falls, each having its own name. These are Göngumannafoss, Hrísvaðsfoss, Hundafoss, Bæjarfoss, Hæstafjallsfoss and Strompgljúfrafoss.

Access - Services

Dynjandisheiði Pass is a rough gravel road and can be a difficult obstacle during winter and occasionally it is impassable and closed due to snow and ice in the road. Therefore it is best to visit Dynjandi in summer. There are good facilities for tourists at Dynjandi, good car parks, walkways, restrooms as well as an information board. There is a steep hiking trail leading from the parking along the falls, which can be a bit challenging for the elderly as the path is rocky and can be slippery. Walking outside the paths can be dangerous so people are advised to stay on the paths. Guided tour packages as well as self drive tours we offer, include a visit to Dynjandi and can be found at www.tour.is

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