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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful falls. Well worth the drive out of the city. Peaceful, beautiful and so picturesque. The weather in late October was a mix of snow and rain. So dress warm and waterproof if traveling in October. There is a cafe near the parking lot with...More

Thank joyd737
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barnafoss looks a bit different from other waterfalls. It’s multiple falls are beautiful. Great to view and listen to the water rushing through the lava rocks. The sun and clouds made for beautiful pictures.

Thank ReeReeB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hraunfossar consists of an almost 1 km series of low waterfalls emerging from a lava bed and falling into the Hvita river. It's very attractive and extremely photogenic, though many of Iceland's high waterfalls are more dramatic. Well maintained paths and bridges enable a variety...More

Thank TonySwiss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These waterfalls are very unique as the water runs underneath the lava and then seems to just come out of nowhere through the lava walls and fall into the river. I can honestly say that each time I am there I always am mesmerised and...More

Thank AndreaOlafs
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a most unusual sight -- multiple waterfalls coming from just under the surface of lava and falling into a river. It is a sight I have never before. We view it from across the river. Very majestic.

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

These Falls near Barnafoff Falls are different because it is water that is running out of the lava tubes over a very large area. It is actually very interesting to see the water coming out of the lava fissures and was particularly beautiful with the...More

Thank travelinm2014
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We thought this was a very pretty waterfalls and the river was a great colour..lots of flowers around in sept. Also pretty easily accessible and close to the parking lot

Thank LoveMySpouse
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a stunning set of waterfalls, more like a flood plain running over lava rock into a river. The colors of the landscape and water are incredible. The falls are unique and easily became my favorite of all Iceland’s waterfalls. Barnafoss are I the...More

Thank MooseTrax
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Very beautiful waterfall, as are most in Iceland! This one is unique because the water comes out of the rock rather than from a typical river. The river is brilliant blue from glacier melt, and the September tree colors were fantastic. Worth the drive for...More

Thank KPowersKC
Reviewed 20 September 2018

There is no shortage of water in Iceland, or waterfalls. We went to west of Reyjkavis and we visited the Hraunfossar waterfalls where water seems to burst through lava formations. The Barnafoss falls is near here. We also visited Viogelmir lava tube cave. You can...More

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18 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
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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.