Bruarfoss Waterfall
Bruarfoss Waterfall
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Shan W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks to prior reviewer for heads’ up for new pay gravel road and parking for very short walk
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Gisli A
    Kopavogur, Iceland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 May 2023
  • orrdin
    New York912 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful waterfall
    We saw the pictures before we came but nothing beats the real thing. It is smaller than we thought but still beautiful. Note there’s a new parking lot (fee required) that gets you within 5 mins of the falls.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Goblueruby
    Clarkston, Michigan49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bruarfoss is blue and beautiful!
    The road was bumpy, but short and the view was well worth it. We did the entire Ring Road and saw many waterfalls. There are bigger and more powerful falls, but this small falls was so blue and beautiful. It was our favorite.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Matthew I
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bruarfoss, a hidden gem.
    A lesser known waterfall within the golden circle that is best accessed from the small carpark at the junction of roads 355 & 37. A small carpark from where you start a 3.5km hike alongside the river. Muddy in places with plenty of rocks and roots to contend with the further you walk. You pass 2 smaller waterfalls called Hlauptungufoss and Midfoss on route to Bruarfoss. The water is so clear, cold, and mesmerising Blue in colour that it will blow your mind! Some beautiful photo opportunities await you on your adventure. Bruarfoss, although tiny compared to Gullfoss is some ways more beautiful. It's multiple small streams of glacier water dance in the sunlight as they converge into the powerful and noisy main fall. A bridge over the fall is a good yet popular place to grab a picture, however if you cross the bridge, turn left and then walk back down under the bridge (with caution of course), you can get a picture without the crowds 👍. One of the best sights of our trip to Iceland and free of course.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Hgtravl
    Marlton, New Jersey1,713 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So blue
    Such a stunning waterfall. We were limited on time so we parked at the new parking lot that is a closer walk to the falls. It was a bumpy rocky road to the lot but our small rental made it! About 16 minute walk from the lot. We could not get over the color of this waterfall. Bright blue and swirling waters. It was beautiful and worth the stop!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • HROxon
    Oxford, United Kingdom845 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the riverside walking path
    We opted to park on the road side free car park and take the 3.5km walk up the river (rather than take the road the whole way to the falls). Riverside path was icy and slippy but we managed it in trainers with care. Some rock clambering required. With the ice it took over an hour from the car park to the waterfall but under an hour on the way back as some of the ice had melted. We enjoyed the walk up the river as much as Bruarfoss itself where there is a bridge over the river to take photos.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2024
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HROxon
Oxford, UK845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We opted to park on the road side free car park and take the 3.5km walk up the river (rather than take the road the whole way to the falls). Riverside path was icy and slippy but we managed it in trainers with care. Some rock clambering required. With the ice it took over an hour from the car park to the waterfall but under an hour on the way back as some of the ice had melted. We enjoyed the walk up the river as much as Bruarfoss itself where there is a bridge over the river to take photos.
Written 14 March 2024
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William F
Fort Lauderdale, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Freezing walk down to the falls but it was worth the view! Be careful and wear your boots in winter time because it’s super icy, especially on the bridge.
Written 24 December 2023
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel4,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
One of the most beautiful places in Iceland. The sick water that flows from dozens of small fountains. An amazingly beautiful place. Go down under the bridge, the view from there is spectacular
Written 4 December 2023
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Hgtravl
Marlton, NJ1,713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Such a stunning waterfall. We were limited on time so we parked at the new parking lot that is a closer walk to the falls. It was a bumpy rocky road to the lot but our small rental made it! About 16 minute walk from the lot. We could not get over the color of this waterfall. Bright blue and swirling waters. It was beautiful and worth the stop!
Written 7 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Matthew I
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A lesser known waterfall within the golden circle that is best accessed from the small carpark at the junction of roads 355 & 37.
A small carpark from where you start a 3.5km hike alongside the river. Muddy in places with plenty of rocks and roots to contend with the further you walk.
You pass 2 smaller waterfalls called Hlauptungufoss and Midfoss on route to Bruarfoss. The water is so clear, cold, and mesmerising Blue in colour that it will blow your mind!
Some beautiful photo opportunities await you on your adventure.
Bruarfoss, although tiny compared to Gullfoss is some ways more beautiful. It's multiple small streams of glacier water dance in the sunlight as they converge into the powerful and noisy main fall.
A bridge over the fall is a good yet popular place to grab a picture, however if you cross the bridge, turn left and then walk back down under the bridge (with caution of course), you can get a picture without the crowds 👍.
One of the best sights of our trip to Iceland and free of course.
Written 2 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Goblueruby
Clarkston, MI49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The road was bumpy, but short and the view was well worth it. We did the entire Ring Road and saw many waterfalls. There are bigger and more powerful falls, but this small falls was so blue and beautiful. It was our favorite.
Written 31 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

orrdin
New York912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We saw the pictures before we came but nothing beats the real thing. It is smaller than we thought but still beautiful. Note there’s a new parking lot (fee required) that gets you within 5 mins of the falls.
Written 4 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gisli A
Kopavogur, Iceland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shan W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sigríður S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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