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Hólmatungur – Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

Hólmatungur is a beautiful area in Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon with lush green vegetation and spectacular rock formations. It is on the  hiking trail alongside River Jökulsá á Fjöllum, one of the most scenic hiking trails in Iceland.

In Hólmatungur water bubbles up from the ground and falls down some ridges into River Jökla. It is an interesting area with some very special natural formations.

Hólmatungur is part of Jökulsárgljúfur Nationa Park.

Dettifoss – Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

Dettifoss seen from the east bank

Dettifoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, it is also the most powerful one, not only in Iceland but the whole of Europe. Being the location of the breathtaking opening scene of the movie Prometheus has not made it any less attractive to tourists.

Seen from the west, down the canyon
Seen from the west, down the canyon

Dettifoss is around 45 metres high and 100 metres wide. It is part of Jökulsárgljúfur National Park.

Dettifoss, west bank
Dettifoss, west bank