Hraunfossar, Iceland

Hraunfossar (which loosely means "Lava Falls" for obvious reasons) is a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 metres out of the Hallmundarhraun. Hraunfossar is a little extra drive away from Reykjavik, Iceland's capital and a tourist hotspot. Visitors say the jaunt away from the city and deep into nature becomes worth it the instant you spot brilliant turquoise water springing out of nowhere into a pool below. The waterfall Hraunfossar is one of Icelands most precious pearls of nature. More information, visit Wikipedia - Hraunfossar.

There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) and Hvita River. A coffee shop at the waterfalls is open during the summer months. On the same visit to this waterfall, we also visited the Barnafoss waterfall, which was a few paces further along the walkway along the Hvita River in the upstream direction. That waterfall was interesting to check out.

Hraunfossar - lava waterfalls in wintertime - Iceland

Photo: fredschalk

Hraunfossar Basic Information

  • Country: Iceland
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Time Zone: UTC 0
  • Currency: Icelandic króna
  • Weather: Summers in Iceland are relatively mild with temperatures arraying from 5°C at night to as high as 25°C throughout the day. As one could imagine however, winters are rather cold seeing average January temperatures at -0.5°C.
  • Country Code: 354
  • Region: Europe

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