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.

How To reach Bruarfoss Waterfall by Public Transport

  • By Car

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TripHobo Highlights for Bruarfoss Waterfall

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bruarfoss Waterfall

  • 4.97% of people who visit Reykjavik include Bruarfoss Waterfall in their plan

  • 38.1% of people start their Bruarfoss Waterfall visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bruarfoss Waterfall

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bruarfoss Waterfall

People normally club together Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfall while planning their visit to Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Bruarfoss Waterfall, Reykjavik Reviews

  • We thoroughly enjoyed checking out this lovely waterfall. A word of caution: it's further than you think. Another word of caution: this site is technically closed. Locals have seen a great amount of disrespectful tourists. If you do decide to make this trek, please be respectful of private property, leave nothing behind, go to the bathroom before you depart. Simply put, be a good global citizen.

  • This is a great waterfall to visit. It was quite a way to walk and it wasn't labelled very well at some points. We periodically saw other people which assured us we were walking the right direction. The way we took required us to hop two different fences but it was worth it. It was cloudy and raining when we visited but was still beautiful. I can only imagine it is even better in the sun.

  • 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.

  • Hard to get to and only recommended for those that have some stamina and can walk in perilous hills thru shrubbery and small trees in mud. Need to have hiking gear with waterproof boots. That being said this place is not the usual tourist place as it is not easy to get to. The most blue water in waterfall seen ever. Besides the cool color of water the waterfall is I think more like rapid but nice in any case.

  • The entrances suggested by Google maps are through private property and a now blocked off. We parked at the parking lot next to Bruara bridge and walked to the falls. The hike to the falls was approximately an hour and you have to hike through bushes, gravel roads and some muddy areas. Hiking pants and boots were extremely useful especially on rainy days. The waterfall is unique as the water is blue unlike other falls which are white. The waterfall is picturesque and beautiful. The water by the river is also drinkable and very tasty. We had to hike on a rainy day yet will do it all over again if we can.

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