There is nowhere to overnight here, but there are a couple of guesthouses on the east side (Rte 864) near the Ring Road. Visitors drop in to view Dettifoss from various points, but the closest major settlement is at Reykjahlíð (Mývatn), 52km away.

There is a tiny, basic campsite north of Dettifoss on Rte 862, strictly reserved for hikers.