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Hvalfjorour/Botnsdal, 47, Akranes 301, Iceland
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“the river” (70 reviews)
“parking lot” (17 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hvalfjorour/Botnsdal, 47, Akranes 301, Iceland
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Did not manage to get to the top , but we did spend a couple of hours there. Youre gonna have to leave you car in the parking spot and then its a 45 minute walk through trees and a river. The place is really...More

1  Thank Lewnidas S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Glymur mountain is also known by its waterfall and nice river. From the parking lot a main track leads you to the river, through a cave you can go down to the banks of the river and a crossing made by a fallen tree. It...More

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I came prepared to do the loop. Two pairs of proper boots and sandals made the hike easy. Convincing myself to cross the river in the cold drizzle and relentless wind was the hard part. I much enjoyed the release of endorphins.

1  Thank ElNinoDorado
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the hike! Mainly the way up as after you go around the waterfall it is a 1 hour + of boring hike down. The hard part for us was not the hike it self but the river crossing, the first one on the...More

1  Thank מעיין כ
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried to do the hike but with being muddy and the rain pelting us sideways we didn't make it. We weren't aware it can take several hours to hike up to it. My advice..save your pictures (and energy) for the million...More

Thank the_zoozies
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The drive up the fjord is beautiful, and it only gets better as you go up and up the trail. You need good hiking shoes. Water shoes for crossing the stream up above the falls would have been great. Don't believe anyone who says this...More

Thank pragmatist1
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Hard to find the trail but easy when you get there. We got to see them herding the sheep in for the winter.

Thank gregwheaton
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This hike is not for the faint of heart. When in Iceland, I was using the blog/website "Guide to Iceland" as a reference for all of our hikes, and I quickly realized that she and I did not share the same opinion of what was...More

2  Thank Leah G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Glymur is Iceland's second tallest waterfall. It is not a far drive from Reykjavik and you drive past a fjord and beautiful landscapes! The dirt road ends at a parking lot, and then the hike to Glymur waterfall begins! Like most have said, this is...More

1  Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Glymur on the way to Borgarnes and it was one of the highlights of our trip! We were prepared for a hike- had hiking shoes, hiking pants over layers, and top layers- also had water and bars, and lunch packed for post hike....More

Thank AllisonC0511
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John J
26 November 2017|
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Response from ElNinoDorado | Reviewed this property |
They remove the log crossing in the winter. I'm not going to say it's impossible. It will be freezing and treacherous, and that's even with the log crossing. Without the log, you are looking at a climb up the west side... More
Cathy M
15 November 2017|
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Response from ElNinoDorado | Reviewed this property |
The log won't be there, and the alternative route to the upper river crossing would be rather treacherous and frigid, to which you would have to cross twice to get back down. I won't say it's impossible, but you better have... More
rene g
17 July 2017|
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Response from Thewoodlandstexas | Reviewed this property |
By car, it's about an hour drive. I think that one could totally do the whole hike in a couple of hours total time. It really depends on how fast you walk and how long it takes you to cross the water. It also depends on... More