Bruarfoss Waterfall, Brekkuskogur

Must see · Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • We started our hike after a rainy morning. At first, the path was okay but as soon as the path became smaller in between the trees the path also became very muddy. While holding on to the trees and.....  more »
  • This waterfall is very nice! We took amazing pictures and it was a great hidden gem. not much people  more »
  • Very beautiful waterfall made even better by the fact there were few people visiting. A pleasant flat walk along the river.  more »
  • Bruarfoss is mesmerizing. There are three levels of the falls. It is recommended to go to the upper falls. The hike to Bruarfoss is not very difficult. It was little hard to find the exact parking location on Google maps. If you are visiting the falls then search for Bruarfoss official parking and then Google map will take you to the right spot.
  • Cool spot. Quite a hike to it, but it's pretty for most of the way. Be advised that the trail can be extremely and unpleasantly muddy if there has been some rain. Proper hiking shoes advised.
  • Really nice waterfall worth the 3.5km walk! There is also almost no one because of that so you can take your time to get the bests shots!
  • Brúarfoss is a unique and beautiful waterfall located close to the popular Golden Circle. Getting to the waterfall can be a bit tricky, requiring a hike from the nearest parking lot. The land is on private property but last time there I noticed some visitors that where not visiting the land owners.
  • Gorgeous and an amazing hike as well The parking lot Google sends you to is a private property, the actual parking lot is right on the river 1km from where Google puts you, there are always a few cars there so it's not hard to spot, however there isn't a lot of signage The trail is clearly marked and there are two beautiful waterfalls before Bruarfoss if your coming from the parking lot

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