Dynjandi Waterfall

Dynjandi, the biggest waterfall in the Westfjords, is a thundering powerhouse. Within the Dynjandisvogur bay overlooking the largest fjord in the west, Arnarfjörður fjord, this waterfall is a sight for sore eyes.

Our route that morning began in Patreksfjörður as we headed towards our next destination, Ísafjörður, the largest town in the Westfjords. Dynjandi is about halfway in between–1 hour and 30 minutes away. The road leading in crosses the river that flows into the waterfall. It’s a great view of the bay and Arnarfjörður fjord.

After seeing few tourists along our Westfjords road trip, we finally caught up to them at Dynjandi. Similar to popular South Iceland waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, there is a bathroom and a large parking lot near the base of the falls, filled with tourists.

Most of the paths and platforms around the falls are well maintained, but can be steep at times. There are 6 other waterfalls below, as you make your way up to the top to Dynjandi (about a 20 minute hike and elevation of 200 meters).

Check out our 10 day road trip to the Westfjords, Iceland.

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