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Hraunfossar - Iceland

Beautiful waterfall in the river Hvítá, Borgarfjörður, South-West Iceland


About Hraunfossar:


Located in Borgarfjörður, western Iceland, the Hraunfossar are a series of waterfalls where several rivulets--spanning about 900 meters--stream directly out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá river from ledges of less porous rock in the lava. The name hraun comes from the Icelandic word for lava. The Hraunfossar are situated near Húsafell and Reykholt and lava-tube cave Víðgelmir is close by.


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Taken on July 27, 2004