Dynjandi (Fjallfoss): Superlative waterfall in a Land of Waterfalls

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. There is also a nice campsite nearby-something to consider as the location is quite beautiful.


Dynjandi is spectacular from a distance, but even more so up close after making the hike up the trail from the car park. The trail is not difficult, but will most likely be muddy and requires appropriate footwear. Like all places in the Westfjords, don’t be in a hurry to get here, or to go on to your next destination.


Take your time on the winding roads, for safety’s sake as well as to enjoy every breath-taking view that comes your way. While this waterfall (and the Westfjords in general) is definitely off the normal beaten path of the Ring Road (route 1), it’s definitely worth it to venture to this place!

If you’re in the area, you can’t miss it anyway because the only road leads past it, but it’s well worth the drive!

Travel Guide Iceland Team – Reykjavík (Iceland)

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