The waterfall of Dynjandi is in fact the name used for a lot of falls. PIC david.blaisonneau

The waterfall of Dynjandi is in fact the name used for a lot of falls. PIC david.blaisonneau

I ts name is Dynjandi and if you are extremely lucky you might hear it break the silence of the Westfjords of Iceland ages before you finally gaze upon it.

What we mean by lucky is the fact that this beautiful waterfall, the largest one in the whole of the Westfjords of Iceland, makes quite a thunderous roam and if you happen to be here on a clear summer´s day with no busloads of tourists in sight you might just hear it from far, far away. Indeed, the name of this waterfall in Icelandic means noisy or thunderous.

Dynjandi is a major tourist attraction in the Westfjords area and understandably so. Not only is is very beautiful but so are the six other falls here. You see, Dynjandi is a common denominator for a whole heap of falls. All of which have names but all but the ancient inhabitants here use anything else than just Dynjandi. Those names are also quite demanding for people without Iceland language skills. Should you care to try the names are Baejarfoss, Hundafoss, Hrissvadsfoss, Gongumannafoss, Strompgljufrafoss, and Haestajallafoss.

One should definitely make a stop here if you should ever find yourselves in the Westfjord area. But take care. Roads here are of the Third World variety.

Oh, and do not pass the opportunity to taste the water. Lie down on your stomach, take a sip and take five minutes to get over what real water should taste like.