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Road to Dettifoss Temporarily Closed

By Erik Pomrenke

dettifoss waterfall in north iceland

Recent snow storms in North Iceland have created poor road conditions around Dettifoss waterfall, forcing its temporary closure.

Warmer weather has started to melt the accumulated ice and snow, creating large puddles of meltwater on the path to the popular waterfall.

Yesterday, park authorities advised visitors to be especially cautious when visiting the area due to the unstable path. Visitors were asked to stay on the marked trails and warned of potential streams and cavities that could form under the ice.

At the time of writing, route 886 to Dettifoss will is closed from the intersection with route 862. Park authorities have not yet announced when it will be reopened, but travelers are advised to check for live updates of road closures at


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