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Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Hraunfossar Waterfalls

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Hraunfossar Waterfalls Photo - "Hraun" comes from the Icelandic word for lava
Hraunfossar Waterfalls Photo - Hraunfossar Waterfalls pouring into the Hvítá river
Hraunfossar Waterfalls Photo - Stream of water coming thrugh the lava rock
Hraunfossar Waterfalls Photo - Close-up of waterfalls

About Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Hraunfossar in Borgarfjörður, western Iceland, is a series of waterfalls composed of a number of tiny waterfalls and rapids falling gently over a distance of about 900 m (2,952.8 ft). They originate from the lava field Hallmundarhraun. The name translates as “Lava Falls”. The water empties into the beautiful blue Hvítá river.


There is a viewing platform on the riverbank to take in the full view, and photography is popular.

How to get there

This waterfall is a 90-minute drive from Reykjavik. It is near to the villages of Húsafell and Reykholt, and is easily accessed by well signposted road routes.

Landscape: Waterfall

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