Transatlantic — Iceland; Dettifoss Part 2

Vatnajökull National Park

There are other waterfalls here, both upstream and downstream, within a short distance of Dettifoss. The most impressive of these secondary attractions is the downstream Hafragilsfoss, to which we did not have time to hike. But just upstream is Selfoss which, while not as impressive as Dettifoss, is nevertheless a dynamic scene because of the sheer basalt cliffs from which the falls drop.

Selfoss waterfall, upstream from Dettifoss

Selfoss waterfall, upstream from Dettifoss

Still, as much as the sights and sounds of falling water may attract, the basalt lava fields also leave quite the impression:

Basalt pillars

Basalt lava fields

Until this week’s Fun Photo Friday, here is one last look at Dettifoss with a rather impressive rainbow highlighting it:



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