Easily the most spectacular site in Iceland’s remote Westfjords is Dynjandi Waterfall (The Thunderer) which is a collection of seven cascades resembling a tiered wedding cake. The thunderous power of the main cascade drops 100 meters (329 ft) off the edge of a mountain.

Each of the seven tiers is individually named and it is possible to walk behind the third tier, Gongufoss. Located just inland from Arnarfjordur fjord, the scenic trail to the base of the waterfall is easily accessible and views seaward over lush valleys make it an ideal picnic stop.


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