Bruarfoss Waterfall

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  • Address: Brekkuskógur, Road 355, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfall, Family And Kids

Bruarfoss Waterfall - Review

For those who take the trouble to hunt this waterfall down it immediately becomes their favourite waterfall in Iceland. It can be a little hard to find, especially if it has just rained, but following the path from the car park at Brekkuskógur, keeping track of the signs and sticking to the dirt path is usually the thing to do. And at the end of this lies a jewel of a sight. What enchants people about these falls is the breathtakingly vivid light blue color of the water, which is bright against the harsh landscape over which it flows. The water doesn’t drop from a great height, but instead in a series of small drops. It’s a very mystic sight.

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  • Bruarfoss Waterfall Address: Brekkuskógur, Road 355, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Bruarfoss Waterfall Timing: 24-hrs
  • Bruarfoss Waterfall Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bruarfoss Waterfall(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bruarfoss Waterfall: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 16.09% of people who visit Reykjavik include Bruarfoss Waterfall in their plan

  • 43.25% of people start their Bruarfoss Waterfall visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bruarfoss Waterfall

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94.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bruarfoss Waterfall

People normally club together National Museum Of Iceland and Gullfoss Waterfall while planning their visit to Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Bruarfoss Waterfall, Reykjavik Reviews

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  • Beautiful waterfall and absolutely worth going if you like a treasure hunt because it isn't easy to find. The water is super blue and there are unmarked trails that make for nice walks without being surrounded by other travelers. To find the waterfalls, Google maps only takes you some of the way. Start by using the Google driving directions. Pull off the main road into a community of cabins. Follow a posted map to cabin #9 and park near there. Then switch to Google walking directions which is helpful but not exact. Walk back along the road you came down to arrive at #9 a few meters until you see a gravel road just beyond some grass/bushes. Cross the grass to the gravel road and walk along the path in the direction of the waterfall (turn right on the gravel road). You should come to a little bridge to cross the river. Go straight until you find the waterfall. You can turn left to the river at some point but it's not the way to the waterfall. Enjoy!! And wear boots you don't mind getting muddy.

  • Amazing hike! But please read the signs and DO NOT follow the guidance people have listed below about entering the neighborhood. There are clear signs that ask for trespassers to stay out. This is where people live and they have a designated parking lot (google "Bruarfoss Waterfall Access Bridge, Iceland"). From there you will park and hike along the trail for a couple kilometers passing two other sets of waterfalls. Midfoss is the second set of falls and in my opinion the best ones! If you take the shortcut through the neighborhood you are not only being rude, but you will miss out on a great/easy hike and two awesome falls. This is a must if you have 2-3 hours and a sense of adventure.

  • Such a beautiful hike! It was hard to find. There was no official trail, you have to follow the man made trail from previous hikers. We went on the first week of May and there was still some snow along the road. This made it muddy to get to. Bring something to clean your shoes to get back into your car. Or there's River banks where your can clean the mud off your shoes. We parked inside right before the trespassing signs then hiked the rest of the way. There's some hidden paths so you can go down to be right on the fall.

  • Trail head starts at the cabins so you have a bit of walking to do. Just head straight till the signs and bridges. Muddy for a wet summer to bring your hiking boots. Once your there though it's all worth it. Pictures are fantastic. Water is scary blue! Head underneath the bridge for another great picture.

  • The most beautiful waterfall in Iceland! You can get here by doing the 3-4 mike hike, or you can drive near a bridge and walk over. I drove close to the waterfall to the bridge which was on semi-private property. From there, it was about a 15/20 minute walk to the falls through a lot of mud and through an opening in a barbed wire fence. Then you take a bridge (there are 2 bridges but we took the one furthest left) and keep going straight and stay to the left and you will run into it. The water is so blue and gorgeous and it is very private compared to other famous waterfalls. I would definitely recommend visiting this waterfall!!

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