Explore Hraunfossar (Lava Falls)

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Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

20 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jeremy Meek

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) is quite the unique waterfall, pouring out from a subterranean river into the Hvita River. Enjoy the cascades of water dancing out from the face of an enormous lava field!

A lesser known Icelandic waterfall, Hraunfossar is nonetheless beautiful and quite unique! Flowing out from beneath a gigantic lava flow, there is a magical quality to enjoying the subtlety of a waterfall resulting without a river above-ground feeding it. Hraunfossar could be viewed as a gigantic spring as much as it is a waterfall!

This is an easy stop as you are going to/from the lava tubes in the vicinity (Vidgelmir - paid/guided OR Surtshellir - free/self-guided...be careful!!). During the summer, there is even a small coffee shop at the parking area that you can stop for refreshments! 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

20 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jeremy Meek

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