Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Western Region, Iceland

Partially Family Friendly

About Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Hraunfossar in Borgarfjörður, western Iceland, is a series of waterfalls composed of a number of tiny waterfalls and rapids falling gently over a distance of about 900 m (2,952.8 ft). They originate from the lava field Hallmundarhraun. The name translates as “Lava Falls”. The water empties into the beautiful blue Hvítá river.


There is a viewing platform on the riverbank to take in the full view, and photography is popular.

How to get there

This waterfall is a 90-minute drive from Reykjavik. It is near to the villages of Húsafell and Reykholt, and is easily accessed by well signposted road routes.

Landscape Photography
Western Region, Iceland
Latitude: 64.702865, Longitude: -20.977152