Barnafoss, Reykholt

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Barnafoss is also known as Bjarnafoss, which was its previous name. Barnafoss is near Hraunfossar which burst out of Hallmundarhraun which is a great lava plain. Barnafoss is a waterfall in Western Iceland, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Reykjavík. Barnafoss is on the river Hvítá in Borgarfjörður. Hraunfossar flows out of a lava field into Hvítá near Barnafoss, creating a stunning scenery.
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  • A very charming place. Two waterfalls next to each other Barnafoss and Hraunfossar. Braunfoss is located above Hraunfossar. Water from both waterfalls comes from the same river Hvita. The name of the....  more »
  • You can walk up and around this powerful waterfall. Feel the power of the water that comes down with a blast. 5 minute walk from the parking lot  more »
  • Amazing waterfall and canyon. Probably the best bang for your buck in Iceland! Just amazing seeing the water come out of the lava field. This was one of our last waterfalls of about 50 and it was amazing to see yet a different type of waterfall. Very short walk from parking area (50 meters).
  • These waterfalls are so breathtakingly magnificent. The colour is different from other waterfalls in Iceland because it is literally straight out of the lava fields. When the sun shines on the water it brings out the gorgeous blue colour. Its name means ‘children’s waterfalls’ - you can read the history of it in the signage below. If you could see only one waterfall in Iceland this would be it!

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