Dynjandi waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Westfjords. Dynjandi means The Thunderer or The Thundering waterfall.
The remote Westfjords offer many great natural attractions and breathtaking locations. Still, many tourist choose to stay closer to Reykjavik, which in turn makes the Westfjords not as crowded during the high-season as many other areas.
The area is characterized by narrow and deep fjords and high heaths. You will find Dynjandi in one of those deep fjords, called Arnarfjordur fjord.
The waterfall is breathtaking to say the least, but there’s more to it than may appear at first.
The Secrets of Dynjandi Waterfall
Dynjandi waterfall is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords. Many locals say that it is the most majestic and most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. Still, it’s fair to say that the waterfall is a sight.
The main waterfall (there are in fact 7 there and you can walk behind one of them) is over 100 meters high (about 330 ft) and resembles a tiered wedding cake.
It is preserved as a natural monument since 1981, so please stay on the paths. Please note, that the paths are not easy for people that have problems with walking, since reaching the topmost waterfall requires some climbing.
Ruins by the parking place
North of the parking place, or seawards, you will spot ruins, now almost hidden by tall grass and weeds. These are ruins on an old turf house, which was inhabited until 1951.
As the story goes, the couple that used to live there moved away, since the wife couldn’t stand the non-stop roar of the waterfall.
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