Saturday, December 24, 2016

ICELAND: Discovering the Surreal Blue Waterfall - Bruarfoss

There are so many beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, it can be hard to prioritize which ones to see. From the main attractions, to the small ones you discover along the roadside, each one has it's unique structure and beauty. Throughout our trip, we found ourselves trying to categorize each waterfall, and we decided that Bruarfoss is definitely the most surreal.

Due to the minerals in the water, Bruarfoss is bright blue. Honestly, this place is so picture perfect and surreal it is amazing how well it photographs! It's also a less known destination so taking perfect photos was easier due to the lack of tourists in the area. I promise that these photos are not adjusted to make the water appear more blue than it is in person (and a google search will reveal hundreds of photos similar to ours) - it really is that blue! It's an incredible sight that is worth seeing in person to believe it.

Finding Bruarfoss is a challenge. We followed directions from previous travelers, which led us down some small, gravel, country roads, and then on a hike through about .6 kilometers of mud. Despite our muddy boots, the journey was absolutely worth it.

Thanks to Unlocking Kiki for sharing so much insight about the hidden magical places of Iceland! We can't recommend her blog enough for planning a trip to Iceland. 

 This is part of a series of posts about the Golden Circle in Iceland.

Have you been to Iceland? Which was your favorite waterfall?

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