Bruarfoss Waterfall, Reykjavik
Bruarfoss Waterfall, Reykjavik - Address
Address: Brekkuskógur, Road 355, Iceland
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Bruarfoss Waterfall, Reykjavik
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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It's beautiful but tricky to get to. How To Get To Bruarfoss: Use google maps to map to Bruarfoss This will get you to the private property where the falls are located within. The easiest way to get to the trail is to look for Campsite #9. The unpaved road on your left-hand side is a bit before that Campsite. If you pass Campsite 10/11 you will see the barbed wire fence and know that you have gone too far. It is a straight line on the dirt path that will take you to the falls. You will reach a fork in the path, be sure to continue straight on the right and not in the direction of the sign. Shortly you will arrive at a bridge, cross the bridge and you will soon be at the glorious falls. It was incredibly muddy when I went in October, I recommend wearing hiking shoes with good grip and strongly advise against running shoes.
Loved these falls. We were staying in a cabin nearby (A1 - also recommended) and walked up to the Bruarfoss. It's a scenic walk along the river. These pictures are of the lower/mid section. It's about a 10 minute walk up from here to the higher section and we hardly saw anyone. We actually didn't go to the Gullfoss Waterfall during our stay as it's more popular with the tourists.
Amazing waterfall, but little hard to find. There is no designated parking, either have to park near is the first bridge which is just shy for couple of vehicles, best parking is front of the rental cabins on route. Need to walk couple of miles to reach the waterfall, but it is worth the effort. It is on a private property, so have to cross the barbed wires from one property to another on the way. Just follow the wooden chips trail after the first bridge. There is no shelter or restrooms around.
Amazing falls. The falls may not be big but it's beautifully shaped and looks great up close of from the viewing bridge. There are some tracks you may find near the left or right of the bridge (you come in from the right side from the trail) to go down to see the fall at eye level. The right side is better. Do bring your tripod along.... I didn't and still regretting it. Do note the trail is rather heavily used so it could be muddy
When I first discovered Bruarfoss online, I knew it would be a treat to visit. However, I also read that it was quite difficult to find which became a challenge we accepted. It was indeed tricky to find despite having read about how to find it. Once we were in the right area, we parked on the side of a road, crossed a short foot bridge, and were met with a fairly long, not strenuous but INCREDIBLY muddy. I say this so you know to wear the right footwear. I was wearing sneakers with bad grip and it was incredibly uncomfortable. My fiance was wearing rainboots and she was fine the entire way. Once you get there, it is a sight to behold. There is a bridge crossing over and you can see the bright blue stream in the center of the falls. The waterfall is not large by any standards, but it has a charm of its own. Note: Bear in mind that this waterfall is near private property with vacation homes. Please be respectful of the environment and the people residing there.