|place||Húsafell , Reykholt , Iceland|
Their name is derived from the fact that they seem to arise directly from the lava (Isl. Hraun ).
The bottom is a little further upstream: the river called Hvitá, fed by the Langjökull glacier, digs its riverbed along the border of the Gráhraun lava flow belonging to the Hallmundarhraun, which has come to a standstill there. A small side arm seeps into the porous lava and flows underground on a somewhat deeper, waterproof basalt layer. Approx. one kilometer downstream the water comes to light again in the form of countless small waterfalls and rivulets.
A pedestrian bridge crosses the foaming river Hvítá in the small gorge. From here you can see the Hraunfossar and the Barnafoss very well .
- Hraunfossar, Iceland. Retrieved October 28, 2017 .