The Bruarfoss Waterfall located in the famous Golden Circle of Iceland we had heard had colorful turquoise blue water. So of course we had to explore! We had a beautiful day to explore the Golden Circle and we tried to take full advantage of every moment. Important tip- wintertime in Iceland will require you to not only be dressed properly but also to be in shape! Hiking in snow I have discovered is the best exercise out there. Just a few minutes from the Gullfoss Falls and Geysir you can drive up a secluded road until you come to cottages. We parked here, although I am not sure where all visitors park when the cottages are occupied in the summer.
You soon discover once you exit your vehicle that you have a decent walk to hike. The snow was about a foot high in places, ice underneath so you need those snow/ice grippers on. We watched a few people ahead of us having fun while they fell and made snowballs to throw. Soon they too were just focused on the path. Climbing over a barbed wire fence with layers on and snow pants is a new experience also. I have no idea how we did not mange to rip our pants!
Reaching a small bridge is your half way mark. So here is a good spot to take a breather. Remember, I am referring to the wintertime, no snow on the ground and it is a nice walk.
We reached the turquoise water
Up a small hill and we soon have the larger bridge where the falls are located in our view! The water you can see is a gorgeous turquoise blue water! We took a lot of photographs but we also took our time and enjoyed this spectacular paradise made by nature.
This video I made will help you feel like you went on this little hike with us and see why wintertime in Iceland is worth the trip:
Make sure you are dressed warm for the Iceland winter. Check out my blog about be over prepared for an Iceland Holiday