Dynjandi also known as Fjallfoss is one of the most spectacular waterfall in Iceland located in the Westfjords. The waterfall runs from the river Dynjandisá and is about 100 meters high and very wide. Below Dynjandi there are 6 other waterfalls and each of them has their own name. It is possible to walk behind Göngumannafoss waterfall, but be careful! Dynjandi actually means thunderous, you will understand once you are there.
Dynjandi is the biggest waterfall in the Westfjords and according to many locals it is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland, but of course you won't know until you see it. The hike to the waterfall takes about 15-20 minutes but might take longer as you might stop by all the other waterfalls on the way. Please note that Dynjandi is a preserved natural monument so it is important to stay on the paths at all times.
On the way back it might be worth to visit the ruins there from an old farm from the middle ages. There are information signs and a map by the parking lot if you are interested in finding the ruins.
The drive from Reykjavík takes about 5 hours (355 km). It is also possible to drive to Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, the drive is about 2 hours (165 km) and take the ferry from there to Brjánslækur in the Westfjords. The ferry ride is about 3 hours and operates all year. From Brjánslækur the drive to Dynjandi is about 50 minutes (37 km). The drive from Ísafjörður town takes about 90 minutes (85 km).
Note: The Westfjords are usually only accessible in the summer months, from May to October. There is a heavy snowfall in the region and the roads are not maintained as in the rest of Iceland. The main roads are kept open six to seven days per week, but sometimes the weather gets very bad and the roads stay closed. The mountain roads Dynjandisheiði and Hrafnseyrarheiði are closed most of the winter. When traveling during winter in Iceland it is important to travel in appropriate 4X4 vehicle with good winter tires.