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All reviews the river water flowing beautiful waterfall lava fields parking lot car park ring road worth a stop out of the way short walk easy access walk around photo ops pretty waterfall off the beaten track small fee viewing platform
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Hraunfossar waterfalls are like Iguazu Falls in miniature: a large number of small falls streaming down the moss-covered rock face towards the turquoise waters of the Hvita River. Seeing it up close is a joy. However, to truly see Hraunfossar in its full majesty, walk...More

1  Thank ExplorerOne
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We visited this and barnafossar (from the same car park). There is a great paved walking tour between the two with multiple viewing platforms. You could spend 45 min here viewing and walking. There is a small snack bar and bathrooms here. Car park was...More

1  Thank ackart
Reviewed 7 July 2015

There are many waterfalls in Iceland but this one is unique in that the water is coming out of the rocks. The color of the water, the rocks and the vegetation, it makes for some STUNNING photos. Well worth a stop if you are visiting...More

2  Thank wanderlust81626
Reviewed 7 July 2015

From the parking lot, it was only a short and leisure walk to admire the Hraunfossar (meaning lava falls). The falls stretch over an area of more than a half mile (900 meters / 2700 ft) in length. It was special and unique to admire...More

2  Thank Lenore R
Reviewed 4 July 2015

There must be literally thousands of waterfalls in Iceland resulting from the melting glaciers (most of which are unnamed) and we probably saw the majority of the major one as we circled the Ring Road including Gulfoss (Golden Circle), Dettifoss (near Lake Myvatn), Gothafoss (on...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Beautiful waterfalls (both Hraunfossar and Branfossar), an amazing formation of little springs, definitely worth a half or quarter day visit here. We left around 430pm, got there at 6pm and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Easy to walk to from the parking lot. Windy. The story...More

Thank An L
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stopped here as part of a private tour (and the tour guide said that his family owned the land on the other side of the river!). It's a short walk to see the waterfalls and well worth the stop. Read some of the signs...More

Thank AaronsTravels
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls are basically the same attraction located about 20 min away from Reykholt and about 30 min from the thermal spring at Deildartunguhver. The Hraunfossar falls appear almost magically from under the edge of the Lava fields with no trace of...More

1  Thank JumpingBorders
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Our first day out of Reykjavik , making first impression over Iceland landscape. We had a great weather in a sunny day leaving us to enjoy the views of 2 waterfalls on blue water (called White river), walking trough a path of lava from centuries...More

Thank wondereyes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you are traveling the ring road around Iceland and are near this waterfall, it is well worth the detour. This waterfall is truly unique in structure and color. Pictures only give you a small sense of what it is like to visit this area....More

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Sankeerth B
19 September 2017|
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Response from RachelEllyn | Reviewed this property |
I did this almost that exact trip (we didn't do the crater, but we did Grimsey Island) and found ten days was perfect. Although we did this beginning the first week of June, 2017. I would be very worried about road... More
An L
5 July 2015|
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Response from An L | Reviewed this property |
A toddler is better off on a self tour, mine got irritable at unpredictable intervals for diaper change, walk, etcetera.