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.


Make Enquiry


311, 518, Borganes, Borgarnes

View Larger Map


  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Expats

Best For What

  • A Bit of Romance
  • Adventure
  • Nature

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Reykjavik.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Reykjavik

Create & Share your own Guide to Reykjavik with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Reykjavik is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Reykjavik

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Reykjavik