Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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Surrounded by green fields and tall, colourful neighbouring mountains, Bjarnarfoss stands proud with a two-tier drop of 80 meters. The magnificent waterfall can be seen from miles away and is often known to blow straight out from the rock cliff or all over the top of the mountain due to strong wind gusts. There are a few patches of forest at the base of the waterfall, adding to its beauty and creating an unusual foreground, compared to other waterfalls in Iceland. As the waterfall sits quite high in the mountain, there is a bit of a hike to access it, but it is also very picturesque as a backdrop or filmed from ground level. This Icelandic waterfall is sure to leave you in awe of its natural beauty.

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The road leading to the farm and the parking lot is a good one. There is a steep path that leads up to the waterfall.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. Famous Hótel Búðir is only 3.5 kilometres away. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 70 kilometres away.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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The area is owned by the government and farmers in the area.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There is a farm and a parking lot at the base of the waterfall that could be used as a basecamp or offloading area. Only 3.5 kilometres from Hótel Búðir so using that as basecamp is also an option. There are no facilities apart from the private farm at this location and phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The hike up to the waterfall can be dangerous. The slopes are very steep, rocky and slippery from the spray of the waterfall. This location is situated amongst some very steep mountains and moors, so there are often very strong gusts of wind. Important to take extra care when visiting this waterfall on windy days. The rock face surrounding the waterfall is loose and stones of various sizes can fall without warning. This location is not suitable for climbing in any weather conditions.


The area is a low tourist attraction. Visitors hike up to the waterfall for the perfect picture. Closing this location should not be a problem with appropriate permission and permit.

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