The stunning Dynjandi waterfall in the West Fjords of Iceland. Surely the biggest waterfall I have ever seen in my life! It was raining most of the day, but I got a small break in the clouds and captured the best moment of the day. Later it went all back to grey again!
Dynjandi // One of the main reasons why we wanted to venture into the Westfjords was to experience its biggest attraction, Dynjandi. Despite being warned of the long and difficult drives, we were able to cover a significant amount of ground within our first day into the fjords. We had passed Holmavik, Litlibær, and Isafjordur, and still had most of the day to continue exploring the region. We decided we would drive to see Dynjandi, and plan our trip from there on. As we drove to Dynjandi, we were once again plagued with some of the most challenging roads that we had both driven on. As we closely hugged the curves of mountains on one side, we could see endlessly across a valley of rocks on the other. Unlike southern Iceland, the Westfjords were largely devoid of the abundance of waterfalls, which made the trek to Dynjandi even more appealing.
As we approached the waterfall, we could see it from over 20km away, from the opposite end of the fjord. We were awestruck at how massive it looked from such a great distance, and it only fuelled our anticipation to see it close up. As we pulled over into the parking lot, we realized that Dynjandi wasn’t just one waterfall, but instead a cascade of seven individual waterfalls, which all led up to it. As we climbed the steps to see the waterfall, we saw how each “row” of the fall seemed distinct, almost like a step in a staircase.
It felt surreal to stand just meters away from something so enormous. We headed out after spending a few hours at the waterfall, not knowing where we would end up for the night, but thrilled at the idea of exploring the fjords even further. Shot on Nikon F3HP with Portra 800