Northeast of the country, close to Grimsstadir, is Jokulsarglfur Reserve lodging the longest gorges in the island (Jökulsa gorges : 15.50 miles) and especially the most powerful waterfall in Europe (44 m high and 100 m wide). Access is easy from Husavik and Lake Myvatn. The path to the Reserve crosses the grey-coloured lunar landscape dotted with polished rocks. Before this path is a 20-minute walk footpath. Other less spectacular but also splendid falls are at a 10-minute walking distance downstream.
The Jokulsa River snakes through the spectacular scenery of the Jokulsarglfur Reserve.© Maksym Topchii / 123RF
With an output of 500m3 per second, a height of 45m, and a width of some 100m, the Dettifoss Falls are the most powerful in Europe.© Tomas1111 / 123RF
At 128 miles long, the Jökulsá in Fjöllum is Iceland's second longest river.© Maksym Topchii / 123RF
The Katlar gorges form the narrowest part of the Jökulsá River.© Tomas1111 / 123RF
Jökulsárgljúfur National Park spans some 19 miles from the Ásbyrgi canyon to the spectacular Dettifoss waterfall.© Maksym Topchii / 123RF