Bruarfoss Waterfall
Bruarfoss Waterfall
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Gisli A
Kopavogur, Iceland1 contribution
May 2023 • Solo
They have just opened a new road the the amazing Brúarfoss ( Bridge Waterfall ) From the car park it's only a 5 min walk ( 250m ) This is my first time as an Icelander and I took my drone with to get some amazing photos. The thing is that I am disabled and have difficulty walking so ths was a great experience for me to get that close to fly my drone and get to take photos of the bluest water fall in Iceland. Thank you guys for making that road.
Written 17 May 2023
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Shan W
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Thanks to the reviewer who wrote about the new gravel road! There is a small sign at the start of the old parking but signs are rather small in Iceland. Here’s a photo of the sign. Their review convinced us to not call it a day at our prior stop:) Also be sure to scan the QR code on any one of 3 signs you’ll see BEFORE the actual parking lot. It’s just credit card info as payment- no apple pay or paypal, FYI.
Written 10 May 2023
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Sigríður S
3 contributions
Apr 2023
I am from the area and have frequently visited the waterfall (with and without teenagers). I just wanted to let travelers know that a few weeks ago a new gravel road to the waterfall was opened. So those that are not able or equipped, or simply don’t have time to enjoy the beautiful walk to Brúarfoss can still enjoy it. The new road leads to a parking space only 300 meters from the waterfall.
Please note that the parking is a pay zone area.
Written 29 April 2023
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Bezi
London, UK639 contributions
Mar 2023
Depending on the time of year you do this walk, it can probably be nice and dry or, in March (and I suspect April) incredibly muddy!
The first part of the walk is fine, it's on a gravel trail. Once you get to the bit where you have to cross the steam, it gets messy!
My first tip would be to wear decent hiking boots, don't wear your nice shoes as they will get ruined. The mud was ankle deep, I suspect it could get deeper as the ground was still partly frozen.
There is no way around the muddy stretch and it lasts all the way until you reach the river.
Tip number 2 is to take a walking pole if you have one as mud is very slippery!
Tip 3 is to do the walk in the morning and pray the ground is still frozen as when the sun comes out it will get muddier!
It's a great walk up to the falls, once you get to the river and start walking towards the falls it is less muddy although there are still patches that you will have to wade through. It's a fast flowing river so be careful if you have small children.
We enjoyed the walk as we had hiking boots but I felt sorry for some people unprepared for the the mud!
Written 6 March 2023
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senglish0410
Milwaukee, WI50 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
It was so hard to figure out where to park and start the hike. We figured it out but didn't see anyone the whole hike and then saw a few people at the Waterfalls who had come another way so not sure... the hike was narrow and tricky at some parts but so worth it and the falls were so blue!!!
Written 30 October 2022
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elvistcbpresley
Leeds, UK63 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A beautiful waterfall. Lovely walk and not as busy as nearby attractions.

Parking here can be problematic as it gets busy and the car park is only small. The walk starts pretty easy before getting muddy. You’ll fairly quickly get to the first waterfall which is lovely and because it was a nice day it had a lovely rainbow in the falls. After this you follow the river on a flat east to walk path. You’ll get to the second waterfall and finally you’ll reach bruarfoss. It took us a couple of hours but I was photographing everything.

If you do this on a sunny day it’s easy to get great photographs. When we got to bruarfoss we spent maybe an hour there and there was never more than 15 other people there
Written 1 October 2022
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Birgit Maria B
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Dear nature friends. It is 14 days ago that a tr
agedy took place at the river Brúará: a canadian traveler drowned in Brúará whilst achieving to rescue his 6 year old son who had fallen into the river. As a local I want to stress that the river Brúará is as beautiful as dangerous: heavy masses of water are swirled through a deep and x km long gourge in the middle of the river, create caves and whirlpools. The shallow border of the river ends abruptly and gives way to the depth of the river. In addition the vulcano eruption affects the whole south west of Iceland and lets the earth shake. When walking this path some days ago I saw travelers sitting on the edges of the falls for a selfie...leading young children close to the waterfalls on slipery rocks...and was simply shocked.
Please and especially when travelling with children take care and walk the area with respect of the unpredictable powers of nature. No selfie is worth the danger you take. With the best wishes for you to travel savely!
Written 7 August 2022
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Tim A
74 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This fall was on of my favorite even tho it’s smallish. The unique horseshoe shape and the amazing color were impressive. There were only a handful of other groups there, probably because of the little hike required.

I don’t think we parked in the right area because because others came from a difference direction. Google maps took us down a dirt road and told us to drive a hiking trail lol. We parked along the dirt road and took our chance on the unmarked hiking trail. It was a 30-40 hike and we have to walk over slipper boulders in a stream (both of us got wet).

Definitely worth the effort.
Written 10 July 2022
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Andrea
Fishers, IN12 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Easy 2 mile hike there and back. Took our family of 5 75 minutes. Muddy in spots. Parking is next to the road by the river. Take the rocked trail to the right at the start. Trailed marked by yellow tape on trees. The waterfall is phenomenal to see, cutting through large boulders. The color of the water is so blue. Sit and spend some time enjoying the view.
Written 28 June 2022
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Owen Thesaints
Kent653 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The trail head wasn’t signed but we realised that as there was a parking area next to the river, this was the likely starting point. It took over an hour to reach the feature waterfall, with the trail sometimes necessitating crossing a stream over stepping stones, scrambling over branches and stumps through a small area of woodland and negotiating some rocks beside the river. The rest of the trail was easier going, walking on hardened mud or stones. Walking boots were necessary although the route wasn’t too muddy. On the trail we encountered two further waterfalls before reaching Bruarfoss, crossed by a footbridge. It was quite a wide waterfall with a relatively shallow drop. The return leg of our hike was speedier, with a gentle downhill gradient back to the trail head.
Written 13 June 2022
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