Head to Iceland’s wild Westfjords and you won’t want to miss a visit to Dynjandi falls. At 100 m (328 ft) tall, it’s surely the most mind-blowing waterfall in the Westfjords. But it’s not just the height that’ll impress you.
Dynjandi is really made up of a stacked series of waterfalls that widen towards the base. This is why the waterfall is often compared to a bridal veil. In fact, it’s 30 m (98 ft) wide at the top and gets to 60 m (197 ft) wide at the bottom.
When you’re standing at the base and looking up, you’ll be struck by the noise the waterfall makes. So it should come as no surprise that Dynjandi means ‘thunderous’ in English.
It’s worth bearing in mind that the Dynjandisá river, which feeds the waterfall, can experience seasonal floods in winter and early spring. So if you’re visiting at this time of year, please take extra care in case the trail to the falls has been affected.
If you want to experience more beautiful waterfalls in the Westfords, Dynjandi is just a 1-hour drive from Fossfjörður waterfall. Here you’ll find an abandoned barn with a distinctive triangular roof that’s become a popular photo stop in the region.
Once you get to the Westfjords, follow road 60 to the end of Dynjandisvogur bay and Arnarfjörður fjord. This is where you’ll find Dynjandi waterfall.
Whether you’re on a road trip, or you’ve chosen one of the guided tours available, the best way to get close to the falls is by walking from the parking lot. From here, you can reach Dynjandi by following a rocky path for around 15 minutes.
The hike from the parking area takes in a few smaller waterfalls along the way, including Hundafoss and Bæjarfoss.