Glymur Waterfall Hike - Day Tour

Price from 12.990 ISK per person.

Trek 05 - An adventurous, beautiful and scenic hike to Glymur the highest waterfall in Iceland located inside the agrarian fjord of the Whales, Hvalfjordur.

Tour highlights
  • Glymur waterfall 
  • Hvalfjördur (e. Whale fjord bay)
  • Beautiful mountain view
  • 3-4 hours hike
  • Small group experience
Duration
6 hours
Age requirement
Min. age 10 y
Level
Moderate
Price from
12.990 ISK
About the tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik (optional extra) or meet us at Glymur parking lot as we head on an adventure to see Glymur Waterfall. To get to the parking lot we drive a scenic road through Hvalfjordur (e. Whale Fjord). Hvalfjordur offers a view over unforgettable landscapes and a unique panoramic view you will never forget.

We will head to Botnsdalur, a valley known for its stunning nature and the 198 m (0.12 mi) high Glymur Waterfall. Once we reach the end of the road we start our hike and set on a 3-4 hour hiking tour through immense canyons, a lush birch forest, and enigmatic lava fields. The first highlight greets you quickly as a stunning lava cave appears out of nowhere, the cave is called Þvottahellir or Washing cave. This is where our forefathers used to hang their laundry for drying. We will hike through the cave to continue our adventure admiring the beautiful lava formations. Next, our adrenaline will be pumping as we cross a river partly bridged with a tree log and rope for support.  Soon we will start seeing a glimpse of the stunning waterfall called Glymur. The majestic waterfall is situated in a fertile oasis where a clear and joyous stream runs among moss and tall grass. With every step, you will see more and more of the waterfall, every time a more powerful and epic view. When you have reached the top you can't help but stare at this amazing nature creation. Going up we will be situated on the right side of the waterfall, on top we will cross the river again, this time above the falls and come down on the other side. We will be sure to make good stops so you can take in the breathtaking view. This is one of the most scenic and fun hikes you can do on a day trip from Reykjavík and a great way to get in touch with Icelandic nature and water force. 

A great day hike and truly an adventure you won't want to miss.

 

Meet on location: 9:45 a.m. at Glymur parking lot