If you’re someone who loves exploring the outdoors and discovering new wonders of the world, then you absolutely cannot miss out on the breathtaking sights of Bjarnarfoss. This captivating natural wonder is located in the south side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, situated in western Iceland.
Upon your arrival, you’ll instantly be captivated by the stunning two-tiered waterfall design which is nothing short of mesmerizing. As you gaze upon the falls, you’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring display of raw power and beauty. With a height of 80 meters (262 feet), the water plummets down into the lower part of the river of Bjarnará. All the while, the water cascades over a roughly textured basalt cliff, creating an absolutely stunning sight to behold.
According to Icelandic folklore, under the falls of Bjarnarfoss stands Fjallkonan, the Lady of the Mountains. She is a national symbol of Iceland and represents the country’s natural beauty and wilderness.
For those visitors who are nature enthusiasts, you can easily hike the 600m/0.6mi trail up to the waterfall. Doing so will provide you with breathtaking views of some of Iceland’s most jaw-dropping locations including the Buðir lava field, the Búðakirkja black church, Hotel Búðir, and its picturesque coastline. With so much to discover and enjoy, Bjarnarfoss is truly a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an unforgettable experience.