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Mooruvallavegur | Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Barnafoss is one of the most beautiful waterfall I’ve visited in Iceland. Its peculiarity is the wide extension and the particular conformation which resembles more a series of little waterfalls rather than a big one. When my group and I visited the site, the weather...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Serena684
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy Trails, sad story of the falls and the family that lived there. Worth the drive to see both falls

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

These falls are right next to Hraunfossar. They were unique as the water appeared to go through small arches.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

Barnafoss is cute little falls and not far to get to. It's an easy walk in which you may not even need the backpack carrier or stroller. Free parking, free attraction, WC is 100 kr. There is a restaurant on site that offers buffet, soup,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TravelKat21
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Hraumfossa (not found in the listing) is probably the more impressive - a whole series of falls that can be seen as one or many, and the narrower Barnafoss, which has the more compelling historical story - young children who perished there.A gentle walk to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Roadrunner32
Reviewed 12 August 2019

Barnafoss is also known as the Children's Waterfall because of a historic note where 2 children apparently died while crossing a since broken, stone bridge across the falls. It is a very forcefull waterfall where the water is confined in height and width, the clear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

short and easy walks to the various overlooks. worth a stop! You can see the Hraunfossar there as well.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 10 August 2019

We started counting the waterfalls we visited when we got to these two, they are both free to visit and impressive and within walking distance of each other. Hraunfossar is very interesting because it isn't a river flowing over an edge, it is huge quantities...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

The waterfall itself is okay but in hindsight I wish we saved the driving time to/from this waterfall to have more time to explore on the western peninsula. I advise skipping it but if you do go, plan to spend 30-60 minutes here to see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CanuckTraveller18
Reviewed 7 July 2019

Legend tells of missing kids, and the remaining arch over the falls makes it credible. A roaring little waterfall small enough to feel intimate. Just a short walk from Hraunfossar.

Date of experience: June 2019
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