Glymur Waterfall | Hiking Tour near Reykjavik

Glymur Waterfall - Hiking Tour near Reykjavik - EI14

Beautiful scenery - One of the highest waterfalls in Iceland

day hike near Reykjavik Glymur

Hike to Glymur, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland

Testing your fear of heights exploring the deepest canyon in Iceland while admiring its highest waterfall sounds like a good idea. This well kept secret is within a two hours drive from Reykjavik, easily accessible for those with a sense of adventure.

From

Reykjavik

From 14 990 ISK

Meet

On location*

From 12 990 ISK

Duration: ~6 hours

Pickup: 08:30 - 09:00

Duration: ~4 hours

Meeting time: 09:30 - 09:45

Children (10-15): 50% off

Hiking: 2-3 hours

Maximum: 12 persons

Difficulty: Moderate

Available: May - Sep

Minimum age: 10 years old

Meeting point: *It is possible to meet us where the hiking begins at the parking lot at the end of the road in Botnsdalur valley.
GPS: 64.385175, -21.293486
Map for the meeting point - click here

Departures: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat, see booking engine.

Difficulty: Moderate. Suitable for anyone in moderate physical shape.

Included: Expert hiking guide, 2-3 hour hike.

Not included: Lunch (bring with you)

Aerial footage from the Glymur hike

Bring with you: Lunch & snack, hiking boots, warm clothes, waterproof jacket + pants, backpack, shoes to cross a small river (i.e. old sneakers, sandals with straps or neoprene shoes).

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries? Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

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Tour description

We will pick you up in Reykjavik (unless you meet us on location) and drive towards Hvalfjordur. This isolated fjord is one of Icelands deepest and during the WW2 it played an important role in the Allied effort as a depot and shelter for convoys heading east.

half day hike waterfall Glymur near Reykjavik

The canyon is deep and the views impressive

Having lost it's place as a busy thoroughfare on road nr. 1 Hvalfjordur is now quiet and looks deserted. We drive to a cove at the bottom of the fjord and turn onto a gravel road before stopping in an isolated valley where our hike begins.

We walk through fields of planted forest and lupine to the gorge of Botnsá river. We go through a cave to reach the bottom of the gorge where we have to cross the river on a log which could test our nerves and sense of balance to the limit.

day hike near Reykjavik Glymur

Hike to Waterfall Glymur, looking into ravine

Once across the river we follow a path that winds upwards along the rim of the canyon crossing gorges and brooks on the way until we reach a certain ledge which is the only place where it is possible to see the whole waterfall.

Glymur waterfall is 198 meters high. The water cascades and spreads out before plunging into the mossy green abyss. An excellent place for photos and a nice rest and opening the lunch box.

After that we hike on further upwards and closer to the waterfall until we reach the level heath above the waterfall. There the Botnsa river runs smooth and wide on a rock solid bottom.

day hike near Reykjavik Glymur

Hike to Glymur, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland

Half Day hike waterfall Glymur near Reykjavik

Sometimes you must lay down to appreciate all the angles

half day hike waterfall Glymur near Reykjavik

The canyon is deep and the views impressive

day hike near Reykjavik Glymur

Hike to Waterfall Glymur, looking into ravine

day hike near Reykjavik Glymur

Suitable for anyone in moderate physical shape

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Map: - Click to enlarge

 

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Pickup in Reykjavik is from 08:30 - 09:00.
For those who don't choose to be picked up: Meet-on-location time is at 09:30 - 09:45.

Please make sure that you book your tour in the correct month :)

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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