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Barnafoss

Barnafoss is a beautiful waterfall located on the Hvitá river. Barnafoss is also next to its sister waterfall Hraunfossar, though the two cannot be more different. While technically a waterfall, Barnafoss acts more like a series of rapids that rushes through the bedrock on the edge of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. At one point in time, a natural bridge stretched over the waterfall, but it has been lost to time.

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Gluggafoss

Gluggafoss

Gluggafoss, also known as Merkjárfoss, is a two-tiered waterfall located on the Merkjá River in the Southern Region. The Merkjá River has many beautiful waterfalls, but Gluggafoss is the most significant. Gluggafoss is increasing in popularity, but it is still a relatively overlooked waterfall.

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Stigárfoss

Stigafoss

Stigafoss, also called Stigárfoss, is passed by every day. Despite being in plain sight and a beautiful waterfall, it’s Iceland’s 5th tallest waterfall!

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Tröllafoss

Tröllafoss

Tröllafoss, or Troll Waterfall, is a beautiful hidden waterfall in the Capital Region on the Leirvogsá river.

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Waterfalls near Reykjavík

5 Waterfalls Near Reykjavík

Looking for a great picnic spot? Here are 5 Waterfalls Near Reykjavík! All these listed waterfalls are within 45 minutes from the center of Reykjavík.

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Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar is a uniquely beautiful series of waterfalls located on the Hallmundarhraun lava field. This lava field was created when a volcano under the Langjokull glacier erupted shortly after the settlement of Iceland. Hraunfossar is formed as several small streams flow from the lava field into the Hvitá river. The name Hraunfossar appropriately means “Lava Falls,” it is also known as “Girdingar cascade.”

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