Hraunfossar falls ,West Region, Iceland


Address -: Hraunfossar falls ,Husafell, West Region, Iceland

Hraunfossar (western Iceland) is a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 metres out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjokull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvíta river from ledges of less porous rock in the lava. The name comes from the Icelandic word for lava (hraun) and the word for waterfalls (fossar). The Hraunfossar are situated near Husafell and Reykholt and lava-tube cave Víogelmir is close by.
Its name, the waterfall of the children, comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in former times. There was a natural bridge over the waterfall and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-struck mother had the bridge destroyed.
Literally a stone's throw upstream from Hraunfossar, there is another waterfall called Barnafoss.

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