Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
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Dynjandi (also known as Fjallfoss) is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords region of Iceland and is considered to be one of the most impressive waterfalls in all of Iceland. The waterfall in made up of 7 waterfalls, each with its own name, one of which is Dynjandi. Dynjandi means “thunderous”. The total height of the waterfalls is about 100 m.
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  • Spencer W
    Carmel, California55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Falls
    If you can manage to get here, by all means visit Dynjandi. Be sure to hike up all the way to the base of the upper falls to experience a wide variety of views and smaller falls as well. We managed to visit as part of a cruise, but some people were there who arrived by car. Iceland is full of magical waterfalls that are all different. Dynjandi definitely is worth a visit if you can fit it into your itinerary.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • RBonTheLake
    York, South Carolina644 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As beautiful as the brochures show
    A beautiful waterfall cascading right by the road. This is the waterfall you see in so many Iceland brochures. We walked all the way to the top as far as you could go for great views of the fjord. It was just stunning. Bathrooms (clean as all of them we experienced in Iceland) were available near parking lot. Very popular with tour buses. We were lucky to get there just before two buses arrived.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Krysten C
    Rochester, Michigan48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-add to your list of Icelandic waterfalls!
    If you can get to the Westfjords on your trip to Iceland you MUST visit this waterfall. We have been to Iceland multiple times now and we have seen all of the major waterfalls. This one is a must. You can hike so close to it and up so much of it. Plus its location is truly unique. If you drive there you also get to see the beautiful areas up in the mountains that feed the waterfall and it's beautiful as well. There are clean bathrooms and parking on site and you have a stunning view of the fjord that this fall runs into.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Poppenlander
    263 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Is this the best waterfall in all of Iceland?
    On our trip through the Westfjords we debated which sights to see and which to skip. There are so many things to see, and we simply didn't have time for them all. We are so glad we didn't take a pass on Dynjandi! This is a strong contender for our favorite waterfall in all of Iceland, and given the competition that is really saying something. After taking many kilometers of unpaved roads to get there, we parked in the late afternoon sun and hiked up the little trail. What makes this set of falls fun is that you can see the largest and most impressive part of the falls from the parking area, but there are numerous smaller falls on the way up. Each is named and has its own unique look and appeal. The trail gets steeper near the top, but it is not that long, and you have chances to stop and admire the view along the way. At the very end, you can stand in or near the spray from the bridal veil flow of the upper falls. It is bigger than you think! As a bonus, the view back down the fjord from here is amazing. So when you reach the top, be sure to turn around and get the panorama in all its glory. That may have been my single favorite view in the entire country.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2023
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Poppenlander
Seattle, Washington, United States263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
On our trip through the Westfjords we debated which sights to see and which to skip. There are so many things to see, and we simply didn't have time for them all. We are so glad we didn't take a pass on Dynjandi! This is a strong contender for our favorite waterfall in all of Iceland, and given the competition that is really saying something.

After taking many kilometers of unpaved roads to get there, we parked in the late afternoon sun and hiked up the little trail. What makes this set of falls fun is that you can see the largest and most impressive part of the falls from the parking area, but there are numerous smaller falls on the way up. Each is named and has its own unique look and appeal. The trail gets steeper near the top, but it is not that long, and you have chances to stop and admire the view along the way. At the very end, you can stand in or near the spray from the bridal veil flow of the upper falls. It is bigger than you think!

As a bonus, the view back down the fjord from here is amazing. So when you reach the top, be sure to turn around and get the panorama in all its glory. That may have been my single favorite view in the entire country.
Written 31 December 2023
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Virginia44,714 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Friends
Often referred as the “Bridal Veil”, the area consists of 6 other waterfalls with Dynjandi being the crowning glory. There is a sign posted with the name of the waterfall. Dynjandi looks like a trapezoidal-style wedding veil draped over the mountain. To get to the waterfall, we went through two tunnels. At some points, it became single lane requiring one lane to stop at the pull-over. Before the tunnels were constructed, it two hours longer to get to the falls. Worse yet, it resulted in many residents isolated in the winter months. Dynjandi is a nature reserve and signs are posted to remain on the path and not tramp on the vegetation. Recommend a visit to this 100-mile-high tallest waterfall in the Westfjords: Dynjandi.
Written 4 October 2023
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Krysten C
Rochester, MI48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
If you can get to the Westfjords on your trip to Iceland you MUST visit this waterfall. We have been to Iceland multiple times now and we have seen all of the major waterfalls. This one is a must. You can hike so close to it and up so much of it. Plus its location is truly unique. If you drive there you also get to see the beautiful areas up in the mountains that feed the waterfall and it's beautiful as well. There are clean bathrooms and parking on site and you have a stunning view of the fjord that this fall runs into.
Written 21 August 2023
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is a prime example of the spectacular scenery that Iceland is famous for. A gentle, paved path makes the bottom half of this dramatic stepped waterfall easily accessible, and overlooks with benches allow for restful appreciation of their beauty. At the bottom, the glacier-fed stream flows into a tranquil fjord, where we watched a mother mallard and her ducklings.
Written 12 August 2023
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RBonTheLake
York, SC644 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A beautiful waterfall cascading right by the road. This is the waterfall you see in so many Iceland brochures. We walked all the way to the top as far as you could go for great views of the fjord. It was just stunning. Bathrooms (clean as all of them we experienced in Iceland) were available near parking lot. Very popular with tour buses. We were lucky to get there just before two buses arrived.
Written 4 August 2023
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
These falls are well worth a visit especially if you catch good lighting on them - afternoon sun is great. There’s a good carpark, picnic tables and superb toilets! The path up beside the lower falls is paved with a couple of viewing platforms. The second section is much more of a climb up rocky boulders and steps but is well worth it for the close up view of Dynjandi and the spectacular panorama of the fjord below. Climbing non-stop took 15 minutes from the carpark but allow 25 minutes to go slowly, take photos and appreciate the scenery. We’ve visited many of Iceland’s iconic waterfalls and they’re all amazing in different ways - height, drop, volume of water, surrounding scenery, etc but this one is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the Westfjords region.
Written 29 July 2023
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Spencer W
Carmel, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
If you can manage to get here, by all means visit Dynjandi. Be sure to hike up all the way to the base of the upper falls to experience a wide variety of views and smaller falls as well. We managed to visit as part of a cruise, but some people were there who arrived by car. Iceland is full of magical waterfalls that are all different. Dynjandi definitely is worth a visit if you can fit it into your itinerary.
Written 23 July 2023
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dan j
Port Coquitlam, Canada810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We visited from a cruise ship and rented a car. It was an easy and scenic drive with lots of views along the way. The hike up the falls to the various viewing points is steep in a view spots so watch your footing. I went all the way to the highest point and it was amazing to feel the intensity of the water crashing down. We saw several beautiful falls in Iceland and this was one of my favourites.
Written 14 June 2023
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RMurray847
Albuquerque, NM336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Fantastic waterfall! We did a group excursion here when on a cruise recently, coming from the port at Isafjordur. 100% worth the trip. You've got the enormous fall hugging the side of its drop (rather than plunging in open air) and then a series of cascades going all the way down to the road. To get to where the main fall "arrives" is a bit of a climb. There are steps and such, but I didn't see any mobility accomodations either. Our group only stopped there for about an hour. Ideally, I would have wanted 90 minutes. Just standing there and staring at it will take some time! Trying to get a good photo, even more time (there's just so much to try to take in). It's not as powerful as some of Iceland's more famous falls, but it is simply beautiful. Find a way to get there!
Written 20 April 2023
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK9,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I visited Dynjandi on a cruise ship excursion, and we had an hour here, which was just enough time to enjoy the fjord views and the screaming arctic terns and then walk up the path to the top of the waterfalls and back down again.

The total height of the falls is around 100m so it's quite a climb, and as you near the top of the falls the path becomes narrow with rocks, so care needs to be taken to avoid slipping (and the path can get quite crowded as the falls is the main attraction in the area).

There are seven separate falls cascading down the mountain and the power of the water is always apparent. It's a very pretty place and the views from the top looking back towards the sea are impressive.

The car park area is accessed over a small bridge (which was causing a few challenges for the tour buses) and there are free toilets adjacent to the parking area. It's definitely worth a visit - a beautiful location.
Written 23 October 2022
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