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  • David B
    Alexandria, Virginia360 contributions
    Beautiful Waterfall
    Very cool and unique waterfall. The water seeps through the lava and then bursts out into the river. Definitely worth driving the 30-40 minutes east from the coast to see it and Hraunfossar next door. There are paths connecting the 2 waterfalls.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 20, 2023
  • TheNotTakenName
    Singapore, Singapore516 contributions
    Worth a visit for the view
    Worth a 1hr pit stop in Iceland! Visited Iceland in Feb 2023 for a couple weeks & it was frosty. Barnafoss & Hraunfossar (falls that are next to each other) were our first stop & it was captivating. In just 5mins, we saw winter paint the gushing waters a pale icy blue & the sun paint the far lands a golden yellow. And then it snowed lightly. If you are visiting there in winter, have good walking boots & try their hot soup by the cafe there.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2023
  • EmeraldDiva
    3,657 contributions
    A gorgeous waterfall
    This is a gorgeous waterfall. Barnafoss thunders down a ravine and the contrast of the very blue water against the lava rocks is stunning. It is very pleasant to wander the paths to the many vantage points for different views. A very different waterfall is Hraunfossar a the same site. This one is formed by rivulets and is pretty and serene. I was here on a lovely sunny day and this was just a gorgeous stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
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TheNotTakenName
Singapore, Singapore516 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Worth a 1hr pit stop in Iceland! Visited Iceland in Feb 2023 for a couple weeks & it was frosty. Barnafoss & Hraunfossar (falls that are next to each other) were our first stop & it was captivating. In just 5mins, we saw winter paint the gushing waters a pale icy blue & the sun paint the far lands a golden yellow. And then it snowed lightly. If you are visiting there in winter, have good walking boots & try their hot soup by the cafe there.
Written June 21, 2023
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Katie P
North Wales, UK794 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Children’s Falls was quiet considering it is a tourist attraction, it is a very short walk from the car park, it is a pretty waterfall, relatively small considering other waterfalls in Iceland. It has a sad story with it that you can read about on the information board. Make sure you follow the path you will get to a second waterfall, definitely worth walking to the next one!!
Written January 6, 2022
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Jamie80
Ballwin, MO88 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Beautiful area to visit! There is a easy walkable path from the parking lot to the water. If you walk across the bridge the area is not easy to walk and it does become slick. Hraunfossar is in the same area and the path will take you there.
Written September 12, 2020
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,393 contributions
May 2021
Beautiful waterfall that is part of the Hraunfosser and Barnafoss waterfall area. This one is a more traditional waterfall, but it does not take away from the beauty that it is. The two falls are about 125 yards apart. Don't miss this attraction! The Barnafoss waterfall would be worth visiting on its own. Beautiful waterfall flows into crystal streams. There are a ton of viewing points provided and short hikes will take you up close and personal with the falls. Awesome photo opportunities exist, or you can just relax and enjoy the view. Worth driving a little off the path to visit these falls.
Written August 2, 2021
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,618 contributions
Jun 2021
Barnafoss is right next to Hraunfossar, so you can see both without much effort. There is a parking lot right next to the falls, several viewpoints, and a bridge you can walk across. There is also a cafe next door.
Written July 11, 2021
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David B
Alexandria, VA360 contributions
May 2023
Very cool and unique waterfall. The water seeps through the lava and then bursts out into the river. Definitely worth driving the 30-40 minutes east from the coast to see it and Hraunfossar next door. There are paths connecting the 2 waterfalls.
Written May 20, 2023
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Robin B
Haarlem, The Netherlands26 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
You can walk up and around this powerful waterfall. Feel the power of the water that comes down with a blast. 5 minute walk from the parking lot
Written February 11, 2020
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Azy B
London, UK338 contributions
Jul 2021
These falls are a bit different from others in the way water come out of the earth. You may experience a beautiful rainbow too!
Written July 26, 2021
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classic1903
Ventura County Coast, CA168 contributions
Jun 2021
Not to be overlooked by the more discussed Hraunafossar waterfall next door, Barnafoss is the unsung hero at Husafell. This is called the "children's waterfall" by what could be an imaginary story, but the place is a strong and powerful waterfall flowing through a jagged gorge. Very powerful stuff and a better stop than some of the other Icelandic falls. We really enjoyed our stop here and wish we had budgeted more time for a hike and a picnic lunch. Highly underrated!
Written June 29, 2021
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hfpsychologist
Castle Rock, CO251 contributions
Sep 2019
These falls are right next to Hraunfossar. They were unique as the water appeared to go through small arches.
Written September 28, 2019
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