Dynjandi

It may not be as well known as Gullfoss or Skógafoss, but Dynjandi, also known as Fjallfoss, is the biggest waterfall in Westfjords and one of the most beautiful in Iceland. Discover how to visit!

Located on the banks of the Arnarfjörður fjord, Dynjandi - often alternatively called Fjallfoss - is one of the most emblematic symbols of the Westfjords. Its cascading white water looks a lot like an elegant bridal veil, and it could well be considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.

Dynjandi means "thunderous" in Icelandic, a reference to the sound the water makes as it cascades down 100 metres (330 feet) of staggered rocky wall. From there, the water flows down to the fjord through six other smaller waterfalls - a truly breathtaking sight.

Visiting Dynjandi

Dynjandi has plenty of facilities making the visit easy and comfortable. There's free parking and toilets (paid, 200 kr (US$ 1.50)) for visitors to use. A wooden walkway at the bottom of the waterfall allows you to get up close to the spectacular falls - warning, you will get splashed!

How to get to Dynjandi from Isafjordur?

Dynjandi is located 80 km (50 miles) south of Isafjordur. The best way to get there from Isafjordur is to rent a car and drive on Route 60 through the mountains to Arnarfjörður Fjord, where the waterfall is located. The journey takes about one and a half hours, as it is mostly on unpaved roads. Despite this, it's an enjoyable drive as the views of the Westfjords are magnificent and the road is safe as long as you drive carefully.

If you don't want to drive, you'll find local companies that offer guided tours to visit the waterfalls and their surroundings from Isafjordur.