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Glymur

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Glymur

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The Whale fjord and Akranes
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The Whale fjord and Akranes

This is a private tour -only for you and your group.<br><br>Duration 7 - 8 hours.<br><br>We pick up all our passengers in the greater capital area and of course take you back in the end of the tour. <br>Our vehicle will be Land rover and your guide/driver will be either Gulla or Villi.<br><br>This tour reveals magnificent landscape and diversity in nature - and if you like to hear more about our history and settlement you are on the right track.<br><br>We will drive to the fjord Hvalfjord and enjoy different sights there on our way towards the town of Akranes. From Akranes on our way back to Reykjavik we drive in to the tunnel under the fjord and head back to Reykjavik.<br><br>We tailor all our tours we mention some of the highlights in the area - not all of them.
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BogdanNeacsa wrote a review May 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland89 contributions4 helpful votes
A nice gem which is a lot less known than the usual Ring Road main attractions but for me was better than most of them. Do yourself a favor and if you have time add this to your itinerary even if it means you will have to cut out some of the typical stops. There are two ways to do the hike, on the left and on the right side of the canyon. The right side needs a river crossing. There is typically a log to help with the crossing in the summer, at the time of my hike on 17th of May, the log was not up yet. I just ended up crossing the river straight through, you will need to bring a towel an maybe spare shoes if you want to do the same. Hiking poles will help here if you are not comfortable with river crossings. Regardless, please try to do the right side, it's just not even comparable to the left one in terms of views. Easily done as a day hike from Reykjavik as well.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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katysem wrote a review Feb. 2020
petrovče50 contributions36 helpful votes
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For our mothers 70th birthday we organised Iceland tour, Glymur falls included. After reading a review from a 25 year old 'expirienced' hiker I wasn't sure we should go. So it was decided to go as far as we can, with no real goal to reach. It was a nice sunny autum day and we climbed all the way to the top of the falls in an hour and a half, with easy tempo. Log has been removed so we stayed on one (I think west). The patrh is steep at times, with loose rocks, some places were muddy, the path sometimes branched and came back into one again. No troubles at all. We did not get to see the waterfall as whole, but the nature, the views the rapids and bits of waterfall ofered a wonderful trip. As we live in the Alps our standards of a hike are probably a bit different. My mother spends almost every weekend in the hills so she is used to the Glymur similar paths. We were prepaired with proper hiking shoes, backpacks, food and water (a bit overestimated), also walking poles. My sister is not very into hiking and a bit prone to dizzines so she chose paths that were not completely on the edge and managed the hike just fine. We saw some people taking an alternate route that did not go through the cave and avoided the steep parts, bur we weren't sure where the path ends so we did not follow. Check newer maps or at locals. Other falls that we visited, all the paths were just a stroll for us. So I would advise, review your true hiking experiences before going up the path. It is worth a visit, especially early in the mornimg - no people around, far from tourist groups (maybe just our luck). For me it was more for the hike then the waterfall itself.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jim P wrote a review Nov. 2019
Hendersonville, North Carolina499 contributions100 helpful votes
This was a beautiful hike. You cannot do it in the winter because there is no way to get across the river. You can hike all around it and see part of it, but you cannot see the whole falls except in the summertime. It is well worth the hike. Breathtaking views from the top. Try to go during the summer when they have the access open so that you can get across the river and hike to the bottom of this magnificent waterfall. You won't be disappointed!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Theand G wrote a review Oct. 2019
Delaware87 contributions8 helpful votes
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Challenging hike a little scary at times crossing a river by log , there are ropes to hang on to while ascending on rocky surfaces. We got a little lost at the beginning of our hike bc of contrafxtory info online but we were happy we saw a couple who guided us and stuck it out. It was a beautiful view at the top as well as amazing views the entire hike up
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Steve R wrote a review Oct. 2019
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This is NOT a hike for the faint of heart or inexperienced hikers. That said, there are many who do it, and my wife and I had an excellent experience there. The trail goes through a cool little cave, and then a rather serious stream crossing, with a current that could take you if you fell. We opted to do another crossing above the falls and descend the north side trail, making a lovely loop hike. Super fun and interesting.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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