Private Super Jeep Tour to Dettifoss in North Iceland

Private Super Jeep Tour to Dettifoss in North Iceland
The power of Dettifoss waterfall in North Iceland is so great, it is considered to be the most powerful cascade in Europe.
The low winter sun over the snowy landscapes of northern Iceland.
An aerial view of the spectacular landscapes of North Iceland.
Lake Mývatn is known for its unique and flourishing flora and its unusual islands, both of which are pictured here.
Scenes North of the Wall in Game of Thrones, where the wildlings and wights live, are shot in winter in north Iceland.
The lava fields of north Iceland that surround lake Mývatn come from eruptions dating back centuries.

See first-hand the sheer force of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with this super jeep tour of Dettifoss in north Iceland and its surroundings. This excursion should not be missed by those seeking the best examples of this country’s awe-inspiring natural features.

You will be picked up in the Mývatn area before setting out on your travels. The super jeep you’ll be travelling in has a limited number of seats to ensure that you have a personal experience with your guide, as well as the capacity to drive over the landscapes of the North in winter.

The first site of this tour is the lava field from the mighty volcano Askja, and you will drive across it and explore a little. This lava field originates from an eruption in 1875, which caused a huge amount of poisonous ash that killed swathes of livestock and forced a wave of emigration.

The landscapes are more lunar than earthly around here. It will be little surprise that you learn that this area has been used by astronauts to simulate moon landings, including Neil Armstrong.

After enjoying the sites here, you will come to a glacier river called Jökulsá á Fjöllum. This feature, which runs through an ancient gorge, hold three waterfalls. Two of them, Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss, are both mighty and dramatic, but neither can match the unbridled power and massive scale of Dettifoss waterfall.

Its water flow is so powerful that, from the cliffs above it, you can feel the spray on your face and a tremble in the rocks beneath your feet. The viewing platforms will have to be moved in the next few years as the surging river erodes its banks and grows wider and wider. 

After admiring it and taking all your photos, you will return to your super jeep and make your way back to Mývatn. There will be certain points of geological interest en route, such as hexagonal basalt columns, that your guide will stop at to show you.

Don’t miss your chance to see Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:

    Your tour starts at your hotel or guesthouse. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. 

    • Pick-up and drop-off in Akureyri or Mývatn area

    • Driver/guide

    • Super Jeep

    • Lunch

    What to bring:
    • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

    • Warm, waterproof clothes

    • Camera

    Good to know:

    Itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions, the duration of the tour might extend or we might have to cancel the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favour.

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