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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Through Reykholt, stopping to see Snorri's Pool, which is well worth a stop, your reach 2 sets of falls. Hraunfossar comes directly from beneath the lava and is simply stunning. Well worth a stop!

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Iceland is full of stunning waterfalls. Hraunfosser is in a category all its own. I first walked over to see Barnafoss, the other waterfall that leads into the river. While this is a very powerful and interesting waterfall, walking over to Hraunfosser took my breath...More

1  Thank serokey2000
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The waterfalls are located on a detour from road #1 - some 30 kilometers east of the road - just follow road #50 and then road #518. These two waterfall must be seen to believe such beauty can exist. Somehow overlooked by tourists, these are...More

2  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Beautiful falls! Actually there are 2: Hraunfossar with water coming from the lava fields and the forceful Barnafoss. Quite crowded during the high season... There's a cute small cafetaria at the entrance where you can buy coffee, soda's, ice and bars.

Thank Taco N
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Although the Hraunfossar falls are stunning, Barnafoss (rapids) steals the show with it's amazing force and brilliant blue water. As others have said, worth the drive and one of our favourite sights during our holiday.

1  Thank DanEavesFan
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous series of waterfalls flowing out from all sides of the river. Although it was slightly out of the way it was definitely worth the extra drive - don't miss it!

1  Thank haylo83
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We almost skipped this as it's a little out of the way, but it was one of the most beautiful sights of iceland! In September the colors were gorgeous and the blue water amazing. Worth the little extra drive.

1  Thank travelsalot341
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

And a waterfall called Barnafoss next to it... The tour guide told us stories on the Barnafoss on how the mom and dad lost their children cause they fell into the water and the different myths around the stories. Anyway you get to see water...More

1  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We went here as part of our super jeep tour & I've never seen anything like the wall of waterfalls. The water seems to come right out of the riverbank. The views from all around the river are great and there is a good amount...More

1  Thank sneakyright
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The waterfalls were beautiful and unusual because there were multiple ones at the same location. We took numerous pictures. There is somethink more striking when a waterfall has multiple location next to each other rather than one big one.

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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
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A toddler is better off on a self tour, mine got irritable at unpredictable intervals for diaper change, walk, etcetera.
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