Bumpy road, we took route 862 because it was paved most of the way, but supposedly 864 is nicer because you can get right up next to the waterfall. It is also where the movie Prometheus shot the scene with the alien creating life on Earth.
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We tried to get to Dettifoss via 864, passing the first road caution sign, but about 10 kilometres further down, the road was fully closed off with a sign saying road closed. At this point we turned back. From the ring road, it road signs suggest taking 862, which you can, but we had heard the views were better from this side. (May 5, 2018)
Beautifull to see but the drive off 1 is very tricky! Worth the view but takes a 2 hour roundtrip off from 1. Is worth the drive for those who are daring!
The highest waterfall in EU but can't feel it from west side. The east side seems still dangerous end match / Beginn Apr. Anyway it's beautiful
We tried to go down road 864 from route 1 and drove past the first sign that said the road was closed. Further up there was a barrier blocking the entire road so we turned back and went up road 862. A lot of people said that 864 is better but at this time of year (April 21) I don’t think it would be wise. The views from 862 entrance were incredible, after hiking through the snow (bring proper shoes, it goes up to your legs in some places!). Super fun and very beautiful!