Visiting Dettifoss waterfall in winter

Short days but long twilight. Golden moment at Jökulsá. The spray from Selfoss in front of Herðubrei…
Short days but long twilight. Golden moment at Jökulsá. The spray from Selfoss in front of Herðubreið.

Trails:The trail between the car park and Dettifoss waterfall is about 1000 meters long. Currently, the trail is covered with ice/snow and extremely slippery.  Crampons/traction devices highly recommended.

For your own safety, please follow markings.

Toilets: Two vault toilets are available.

Please note that directions from Google Maps are not accurate as they direct towards road 864 on the east side which is now regarded impassable (road 864 is a primitive gravel road).

Road 862 on the west side is currently impassable from Road 1 to Dettifoss (a paved road all the way). Between Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi the road is impassable, opens next summer.

Visit road.is for up to date information on road conditions.

Occasionally pictures from the area are posted on our Facebook-page, providing idea about recent conditions:
https://www.facebook.com/Jokulsargljufur


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