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Five shades of green: The Dynjandi Waterfall.

Today I would love to take you to the west fjords of Iceland in this series.

The west fjords are geologically the oldest part of Iceland. At the same time, it is the least populated part.

In the west fjords you will find lots of small villages, sometimes from a few farms, and a small church.

And you'll find lots of lonely homes. For example, we saw several times on the road where one farm was on.

If you love peace and quiet, you'll be in the right spot in the west fjords.

The Dynjandi waterfall is the largest waterfall in the west fjords.

The waterfall is 100 metres high and runs down in a fan, over several rock formations.

I like the long hair flowing down the mountain.

You'll find it a five-hour drive from Reykjavik (350km).


In the picture above the Dynjandi waterfall. If you look closely, you'll see me on the left of the mountain.

This gives a little bit of an idea of how big the waterfall is.

But to give you a better idea of the environment, I come here with pictures and videos.

The Dynjandi is located in a nature reserve that bears the same name, and the whole area is very beautiful.

When you want to visit the waterfall, it's useful to know that you don't have sanitary facilities in the far outline.!

At the waterfall itself, there is a large car park, and there are plenty of toilets available in summer.

To get to the Dunjandi waterfall, you have to walk a stretch first.

You park your car in the parking lot, which you will find by following road number 60. Just before or after (is there on which side you are coming from) a sharp turn you see a sign that leads you to the waterfall.

Surely you have seen the waterfall itself, you can see it from afar, as shown in the photo below.


You park the car in the parking lot, or you get off the bus there (tours to the waterfall are organized), and my advice is: visit the toilets first. These are free and neat. There is also a disabled toilet.

After that, start your hike.

As you walk up to the big waterfall, you will already encounter several small waterfalls, and there are benches in several places where you can rest.

The path is paved with wooden decks at the beginning, and the first part is wheelchair accessible.

An impression video:

This waterfall is the smallest of all.

Walking up( a 15-20 minute hike) the tension builds.

The effort, by the way.

Soon you'll find waterfall number two, another impression video:

After the second waterfall, the path stops for wheelchair users, from here the trail becomes more sandy, but still excellent to walk.

You rise, of course, but it's fine to do.


After a short walk, you will encounter three waterfall.


As you can see on the video you've already risen quite a bit here, and the power of the water is increasing, the tension for “the real thing” builds up.

At this waterfall I saw a lot of “influencers” (at least they thought) being pictured in all sorts of postures.

You won't get away from this in Iceland either. I looked at it for a while and walked further up.


I can't help but say: the views are getting nicer and more beautiful.

The falls are increasing in strength as you get closer to the big waterfall.

(The photo below I took with a special filter, which allowed me to use longer shutter speeds, which causes the milky effect on the photo)


And then the path gets a little trickier. Although a staircase has been laid, you should pay better attention to your steps, and the steps here and there are great.

When you have bad knees, now is the time to think about whether you move on.

Ropes have been placed along the tougher pieces, which give some support, but there is no railing.

Here too, walking sticks bring a solution (if you don't, as the author of this blog left in the car).


At the top of the stairs, however, a reward.

You'll be around the corner, and there's your first glances at the magnificent Dynjandi waterfall.

I stayed still for a moment to make a video of this first view:

From here the path is easy to pass again, but logically it's muddy, so watch your steps.

The view from above is beautiful, although of course you get distracted here and there by that magically beautiful waterfall you almost stand for.

So I just walked through to get to the waterfall.

Keep in mind that you get wet when you arrive at the waterfall, it's smart to put on a jacket and protect your camera from the water.

What a reward: what power this water has!

At the top of the waterfall there is a lot of photographed, filmed, selfies are taken, and rightly so, because what is it beautiful here!


When you stand up here, you'll be about 200 metres above the parking lot.

With a huge noise, the water collapses incessantly.

I couldn't help wondering if they ever shut the tap.

Passers-by told me that there was a house near the waterfall.

The residents of this house have left because they could no longer bear the sound of the waterfall.

I can imagine something. If you know that this sound goes on continuously, day and night.

When you're done shooting (never in fact, it's far too beautiful), you walk back down the same path, where everyone really dives right into the toilets again, and many take a picnic out of the car to check next to the parking lot with a view of the waterfall. savour.

When you're in the west fjords, this waterfall is highly recommended.!

Don't forget to check out the area, which is also very nice, green, and contains several waterfalls!

Small example:

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