The Hraunfossar Fall

Posted on August 5, 2010 by

Hraunfossar is located in the Borgarfjörður district (in the West). It’s a fall created by a very peculiar natural phenomenon, similar to the carsic phenomenon in Italy.
The water falls from the Langjökull Glacier at a very low temperature, but instead of flowing outside, it filters beneath a porous lavic layer and it absorbs the heat of the underground. The water spouts by the canyon made by the Hvitá river and it actually gets into this river with a wide low drop, made of different small streams.

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