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Dynjandi Waterfall: The Jewel of the Westfjords


Iceland is particularly famous for its waterfalls; their sizes, locations and sheer volumes astound visitors to the country. You’ve probably read all about Gullfoss waterfall, which is located on the Golden Circle. And maybe you’ve heard of Seljalandsfoss too, that waterfall you can walk behind! There’s no doubt that there are several awe-inspiring falls in Iceland.


But what about Dynjandi waterfall, which some Icelanders insist is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland? Not many tourists make it there because Dynjandi is located in the Westfjords. It is, however, one of the most incredible parts of the country, and it’s more accessible now than ever!


A couple holding hands in front of Dynjandi waterfall in Iceland

Dynjandi waterfall Basic Information


How Tall is the waterfall?


Dynjandi waterfall is 100 meters (330 feet) tall and 30 meters (98 feet) wide, making it the largest waterfall in the Westfjords. Its name translates to ´thunderous´, which makes sense when you are close to it and hear its roar. The fall has a unique appearance, it resembles flowing hair that widens out to 60 meters (197 feet) at the bottom.


Most of Iceland’s waterfalls obtain part of their water from a melting glacier, but Dynjandi doesn't. The fall’s water derives from Lake Stóra-Eyjavatn via the Dynjandisá river, making Dynjandi a unique one.


Dynjandi is certainly deserving of its nickname, “The Jewel of the Westfjords”, and it’s undoubtedly the area’s most recognizable feature. But n