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Hraunfossar

Waterfalls

On road 518 in West Iceland, approximately a 55km drive away from the town of Borgarnes, the Hraunfossar 'lava falls' are a great destination for an afternoon's activity. They are best suited to those people who enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and seeing natural landscapes. They are also incredibly photogenic for those budding photographers.

The Hraunfossar falls are a beautifully-formed natural phenomenon and have been carved from the rock face by volcanic lava flow over thousands of years. The small, fragmented streams of water that are diverted across the different rock formations and all flow into the Hvita River. The waterfall is regarded as one of the most beautiful but coldest subterranean springs in the surrounding area, not best suited to swimming!

The best viewpoint across the landscape is that from the car park and offers amazing views of the Hraunfossar falls as well as surrounding areas. There is a coffee shop open at the waterfall during the summer months.

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311, 518, Borganes, Borgarnes

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