The Dynjandi waterfall in the Westfjords is the mother of all Icelandic waterfalls. There is every type of waterfall here. The strong flutes, the power walls, the delicate, flowing water cascades through green moss. The main attraction is the huge cascade at the top. It is an uphill hike of 15-20 minutes to get to the huge cascade. From here there are great views down the fjords.
Dynjandi is easily the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland, but very challenging to photograph. The major challenge here is that your lens is going to distort the shape of the big one. To get up to its level you have to be stood under it and looking up the mountain. I have seen some reasonable attempts from the side, but then that doesn’t really show the grandeur. My solution was to ignore the bigger picture and take a straight forward slice from the middle of the cascade.
I usually camp here because there is a ice campsite with basic facilities right at the base of the complex. Sleeping to the gentle roar of a waterfall is a wonderful experience.
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This is a favourite place of mine to sit and wait. This was on a photo tour around Iceland last week to Dettifoss.
The weather was cloudy but as we turned the corner, a gap in the clouds allowed some beautiful, Winter light onto the scene.
The dawn is not a quick affair in Iceland. The colours can be good for many hours especially on a mid-Summer night.