Nature Wonders WATERFALLS OF NORTHERN ICELAND Iceland
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Iceland has one of the most natural landscapes in Europe. In addition to its famous geysers, fire and lava spitting volcanoes and mighty glaciers, this remote island in the North Atlantic has a large number of magnificent waterfalls.
The spectacle of the untamed torrents of the Dettifoss that constantly plunge to the depths below, is one of the most impressive natural spectacles in Iceland. T he vast masses of water that flow through this waterfall come from the large glacial Jokulsá Á Fjöllum River.
The Dettifoss Waterfall contains more water than any other in Europe. It is 100 metres wide and in summer, 1,500 cubic metres of water per second flow through it. This glacial river that flows through northern Iceland also contains large quantities of pebbles and stones and the loud thundering of its raging torrents and the great clouds of fine mist above it leave a lasting impression of the natural power of nature on anyone who sees it.
The Godafoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls that plunges down in two cascades, is located in the Myvatn region, and is thought by many to be a geological wonder.
The rivers have shaped this country almost as much as its volcanoes and the ice of its glaciers. There is no doubt at all that the waterfalls in the north of Iceland are one of the most spectacular natural wonders in this unique and fascinating land.