Hike to Glymur Falls

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AWAYN IMAGE Hike to Glymur Falls
AWAYN IMAGE Hike to Glymur Falls
AWAYN IMAGE Hike to Glymur Falls
AWAYN IMAGE Hike to Glymur Falls
AWAYN IMAGE Hike to Glymur Falls


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Our first stop in Iceland was the Glymur Falls which required a small hike to get to. Walking across the cold rivers we stopped along a cliffside that provided a stunning view of the landscape around us. 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 a real hike! It is not like the other attractions. Come prepared, wear hiking boots and have plenty of water. There is a river crossing, and steep slopes that have ropes to hang on to. It's strenuous but very doable if you take your time. As you get higher up, you get glimpses of the waterfall. There are many advantage points to view the waterfall. Once you reach a certain point, you can do the round-trip hike or turn around and go back. There are so many great photo opportunities along this trail and of Glymur. A view everyone could admire (even with wet socks). When driving in Iceland you find the scenery constantly changing, I strongly encourage getting off to take in the many views it has to offer. At times it felt as if we were on another planet because of how often and untouched everything is. This place was the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and now holds miles of moss covered stones. The colours and details made these small stops worth while.


Today Weather Forecast:
TempratureCurrent Temprature: 13.7 C

TempratureMaximum Temprature: 15 C

wind Wind: 2.1

Humidity Humidity: 87

Pressure Pressure: 1003(mb)

Clouds Clouds: light intensity drizzle rain

sunrise sunrise: 2019-07-16 03:40:51

sunset sunset: 2019-07-16 23:27:21



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