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Brúarhlöð

Bruarhlod (Brúarhlöð) is a narrow gorge in Hvitá River about three kilometers south of the Golden Waterfalls (Gullfoss). Through the centuries the river has formed the rocks in to beautiful pillars and formations. The name of the rocks is Breccias (Hyaloclastite).

Just above Bruarhlod is a bridge over the river, which was built 1959 after the first two bridges washed away, the first one in 1929, and the second one in 1930. When driving over the bridge we can only imagine the forces needed to wash away a bridge in that size.

Hvita River is a popular place for river rafting and to raft through Bruarhlod is adventure that is difficult to describe with words. Travelers should make a note to stop at Bruarhlod, view the magnificent nature and the rock formations.

Brúarhlöð
GPS Points N64° 15' 40.423" W20° 13' 23.665"
Postal code

846

Road number

30

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Steinsholt ferðaþjónusta
Guesthouses
  • Steinsholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6069, 863-8270, 847-7627
Guesthouse Flúðir
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  • Grund
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 5659196, 896-1286, 896-7394
Ásólfsstaðir
Guesthouses
  • Ásólfsstaðir 1
  • 804 Selfoss
  • 893-8889
Blue View Cabins
Cottages
  • Eiríksbraut 4
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 665-8928, 696-3463
Efra-Sel Home
Cottages
  • Efra-Sel
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 661-5935 , 846-9321
Mengi Kjarnholt
Hotels
  • Kjarnholt III
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 896-1988
Kjóastaðir Farm
Guesthouses
  • Kjóastaðir 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8471046
Nortia Luxuary apartments
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  • Hrunamannavegur 3
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 861-1819
Torfastaðakot 15/Sigurhæð
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  • Torfstaðakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Geysir Cottages
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  • Geysir, Haukadalur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-6800
Brún
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Flúðir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Hrunamannahreppur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 486-6535
Brekkugerði Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Laugarás, Bláskógabyggð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7797762
Hlöðuvellir - Iceland Touring Association
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Mörkin 6, 108 Reykjavík
  • 568-2533
Hvítárdalur
Farm Holidays
  • Hvítárdalur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 781-2599
Faxi Camping Ground
Camping
  • Biskupstungur
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 774-7440
Þjórsárdalur Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 893-8889
Háholt Cosyhouse
Apartments
  • Háholt
  • 840 Laugarvatn
  • 862-4809
Við Faxa
Camping
  • Heiði
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 774-7440
Nónsteinn guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólabraut
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 6984342
Gardur Stay Inn
Hostels
  • Hvammsvegur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 853-3033
Nordic Lodges Holt
Guesthouses
  • Torfastaðakot 5, í Landi Torfastaða
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 897-3015
The 5 Million Star Hotel
Glamping
  • Hrosshagi
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 773-4444
Guesthouse Geldingaholt
Guesthouses
  • Vestra Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8635518
Fell
Guesthouses
  • Fell
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 821-6120
Big Cabin Myrkholt
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Skálinn, Myrkholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8757, 895-9500, 867-3571
Þjórsárstofa
Camping
  • Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6115
Hagavatn - Iceland Touring Association
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Mörkin 6, 108 Reykjavík
  • 568-2533
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 895-8978
Birkihof Lodge
Cottages
  • Eyrarbraut 11
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-9052, 692-4094
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Jadar II
Cottages
  • Jaðar 2
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 663-7777
Mosás 2
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
The White House
Guesthouses
  • Bjarkarbraut 19
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 660-7866, 660 7866
Laugarás Homestay
Guesthouses
  • Launrétt 1
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 898-8779
Geysir Camping Site
Camping
  • Geysir, Haukadalur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-6800
Konungsvegur
Apartments
  • Konungsvegur 1
  • 840 Laugarvatn
Reykholt Camping ground
Camping
  • Aratunga
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 847-5057
Galleri Laugarvatn / café
Exhibitions
  • Háholt 1
  • 840 Laugarvatn
  • 486-1016, 486-1017, 847-0805
Skyggnir Bed and Breakfast
Guesthouses
  • Skyggnir
  • 846 Flúðir
  • 8439172
Private accommodation Fossnes
Farm Holidays
  • Fossnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6079
Dalbær
Farm Holidays
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 7863048, 486-4472
Birkikinn Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Birkikinn
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-0626
Austurey cottages
Cottages
  • Austurey 1
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 7730378
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -

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Farm Holidays
  • Fossnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6079
Við Faxa
Camping
  • Heiði
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 774-7440
Steinsholt ferðaþjónusta
Guesthouses
  • Steinsholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6069, 863-8270, 847-7627
Kristján Einir Traustason
Day Tours
  • Einiholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-7972
Geysir Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Haukadalur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8733
Secret Lagoon
Swimming Pools
  • Hvammsvegur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 8533033, 861-0237
Núpsverk
Day Tours
  • Stóri-Núpur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-1618, 848-1620
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Dalbúi Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Miðdalur
  • 840 Laugarvatn
  • 893-0200, 893-0210
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8783, 693-0132, 868-7626

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