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Bruarfoss Waterfall, Brekkuskogur

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Must see · Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Famous for its vivid blue color and notoriously hard to find, Bruarfoss Waterfall gives a new meaning to the term "hidden gem." After an hour's drive from Reykjavik, you'll reach the waterfall via a hike on an unpaved and unmarked path. An adventure in its own right, the trail will have you hiking through mud and climbing over fences, but you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the sky-blue cascades. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and take some postcard-worthy shots of the photogenic scenery. Bring appropriate footwear--the trek to the falls and back can get quite muddy and slippery. Plan a Brekkuskogur trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Bruarfoss Waterfall reviews

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4.8
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  • Depending on the time of year you do this walk, it can probably be nice and dry or, in March (and I suspect April) incredibly muddy! The first part of the walk is fine, it's on a gravel trail. Once... 
    Depending on the time of year you do this walk, it can probably be nice and dry or, in March (and I suspect April) incredibly muddy! The first part of the walk is fine, it's on a gravel trail. Once...  more »
  • It was so hard to figure out where to park and start the hike. We figured it out but didn't see anyone the whole hike and then saw a few people at the Waterfalls who had come another way so not... 
    It was so hard to figure out where to park and start the hike. We figured it out but didn't see anyone the whole hike and then saw a few people at the Waterfalls who had come another way so not...  more »
  • A beautiful waterfall. Lovely walk and not as busy as nearby attractions. Parking here can be problematic as it gets busy and the car park is only small. The walk starts pretty easy before getting.....  more
    A beautiful waterfall. Lovely walk and not as busy as nearby attractions. Parking here can be problematic as it gets busy and the car park is only small. The walk starts pretty easy before getting.....  more »
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  • Nice hike with little elevation gain, as you are walking among the river. Water is amazingly blue. Be prepared with waterproof shoes as the first few km was super muddy. Took about 2 hours to get there and back with photo stops.
  • It is a 2-hour round trip trek to reach this waterfall, but the views here are incredible. With a small ravine separating the waterfall,. It almost appears as if the river is parted with the waterfall falling into the center. It doesn't have much incline shifts, but be prepared for LOTS of mud if you decide to go after a rainy day... Which is practically all the time. Be sure to bring boots!
  • Beautiful! Get to see 3 waterfalls on this trail. The water is so amazing and blue. About half of the trail is extremely muddy if it just rained. Would highly recommend boots that you don’t care getting wet/dirty. One part you have to cross over water/rocks so be careful. Parking is limited.
  • Easy hike but if it’s rainy or wet make sure you dress the part! It was really muddy when we went for about ~1 mile until you got to the first waterfall but well worth it
  • I would recommend this on a day you have to fill with some activity. I wouldn't go out of my way to do this hike but it was nice and the waterfalls beautiful with fresh and clear blue water which you don't see often. However there are so many beautiful waterfalls in IceIand and this won't make the top 10 but still nice and the hike is easy. I went on a dry cold day, would definitely not go on a rainy day as the trail is very muddy.

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