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7 minutes ago

Great views and easy to follow. Worth walking around the rim for 360 views across the lake area

13 minutes ago

My favourite hike in Iceland. Takes in varied scenery and the views of the mountains with all their colour is spectacular. Be sure to continue beyond the end of the trail for another 0.5km or so for some of the best views. Ideal for an evening hike. When returning (if going anti-clockwise) follow the white trail markers next to the large thermal pool

This is nice but strange hike. It is a walk that requires you to be ok with crossing logs and using ropes for climbing small hills. Nothing here is difficult for adults . My issue is the payoff is not worth the effort. The falls are OK but there are better ones in Iceland yes it is long but just not that majestic for this 60 something.

Amazing! Varied between relatively flat and very steep. Very interesting elements between the cave, “bridge crossing”, and views of the waterfall. This is a great hike and I highly recommend it.

As others have mentioned, you must pay for parking and display the ticket in your window. After paying, there is a short walk for a good view of the falls The mist from the falls will get you wet, especially if you go behind the falls. I HIGHLY recommend taking the short walk to the other waterfall and a gorge. There is a high waterfall in the gorge but it was crowded. I recommend waiting and going into the Gljúfrabúi gorge. It takes about 15-20 seconds to get into the gorge; however, the stream will get your feet wet.

The coolest waterfall experience! Feels amazing to go behind this iconic waterfall.

Long stair climb to the top but beautiful views of neighboring farms and sheep on the way up. Iconic waterfall!

I just returned from a nine-day vacation in Iceland! This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and will most likely go back again. On our first day there, we walked all around the downtown area of Reykjavic. Reykjavic has fantastic restaurants and a vibrant day and night scene. Overall, I would recommend staying as long as possible because there are many activities to do.

walking
9 days ago

Gorgeous waterfall and worth your time while in Iceland! There is an option to walk up several steps to the top but the views from the bottom are much better! We scored a bonus with a very scenic rainbow and, at times, a double rainbow!

walking
11 days ago

Although not as beautiful as Yellowstone, they are very pretty. There are geysers & hot springs. This is more of a gentle walk but there are a lot of tourists (as expected).

nature trips
11 days ago

Insane waterfall!

Svartifoss is a tiny but very idyllic waterfall because it’s situated in a forest of bushes which is rare in Iceland!

Beautiful waterfall surrounded by basalt columns. The hike starts at the National Park visitor center. It takes about 25-35 minutes to the Falls and is a gradual climb. You can go back the same way or continue on a loop that adds about another miles or so. Definitely worth your time when in Iceland!

hiking
12 days ago

One thing that's tricky any rating system is that, in many cases, it's purely subjective. While I see that some folks have said this trail is harder than the AllTrails rating says, I found the "moderate" rating accurate in this case. For some context, I'm a 30something who is not super athletic, but completes the occasional 5K or 10K (not very fast, though). We had good weather the day of the hike -- cloudy, cool, a slight breeze -- but having hiked in treacherous weather in Iceland, too, I would not recommend this hike on a rainy day.

There are some challenging and exciting parts of the trail, such as the river crossings, but they are not that hard to do. While some parts of the hike do get close to the edge, I never felt like I was in danger; in many cases you can navigate the trail a few feet inland if you feel you're too close.

We crossed the river up top in our boots. I have a bad ankle and generally poor balance, and didn't want to risk toppling over with my pack. In early September the water was chilly, but not bitterly cold (at least with hiking socks and boots on). Your shoes will be entirely submerged -- I have long legs and the water was up past my shins -- but as others have suggested, as long as you stay on the smalls rocks and not the large, flat ones, you'll be fine. We brought a quick-dry towel and extra socks to change into once we crossed. Spend a few minutes drying off, squeezing out the water in your insoles, and watching other cross the river, and you'll be good to go in no time. Our shoes were damp, but the hike back down was very comfortable -- because we brought the extra socks and towel.

It may sound silly, but in order to navigate this hike successfully, I would suggest wearing sturdy hiking boots. Those who hike in sneakers will have a difficult time with the inevitable slippery spots.

As others have said, the hike back down on the other side is not as well-labeled, but you'll find your way back. We eventually ran into some hikers and saw others down the trail from above, so we did our best to follow along and navigated without issue.

Do this hike!!!

Beautiful views

Absolutely epic. Loved every inch of this trail. If you plan on completing the loop though, be prepared for the river crossing up on top... it’s at least ankle deep in spots, waterproof boots won’t help you. We opted to just trudge through it with our boots on, instead of going barefoot. Bring a sturdy pair of flip flops, or maybe a pair of old sneakers and extra socks in your backpack if you plan to do this part. Enjoy the scenery, this one is not to be missed while in Iceland.

Super quick to walk to. It erupts every 5-10 min and some blasts are better than others. So it’s worth sticking around for a couple eruptions to see it. Also, watch where the wind is blowing. A huge shot of water came up and blew lukewarm water right at us.

Definitely worth stopping.

We did this hike on a cold and rainy day and the wind was brutal, especially on the top.I am small and did not want to get too close to the edge because the wind was litteraly pushing me. The first river crossing is easy but we were not prepared for the second one.It's quite slippery and my shoes were soaked . Once on the other ride, we thought we would be running down.Big mistake. There are several trails with no marking ( I assume most people don't cross the river on the top) and we got lost several times as some of these trails led to nowhere. This app saved us and even with a gps is was not obvious where the trail was. We ended up going through the bushes to find our way. We were obviously not the only ones in this situation as we saw radom foot prints in the middle of nowhere. We finished the loop in 3:50, cold and muddy at night fall (scary), but with very nice pictures...

Gorgeous hike! Some of the most amazing views I have ever seen. Definitely start on the right side of the loop for better views. The first river crossing seems a bit treacherous, but is manageable using the wire across the river. You will get wet here, but tall hiking boots will be good. The second river crossing came up to my knees. I definitely recommend changing into waterproof shoes or sandals if you plan to do this part of the trail. My friends and I were definitely wet and fairly cold by the end of the hike, but it was absolutely worth it!

A iconic place. But crowdy.

Very nice waterfall, but it is crowdy place.

Beautiful even at night! We started hiking at 10:30pm during sunset and arrived at the springs at about 11:30. We didn't see anyone else at the springs, very peaceful. The water was the perfect temperature for a nice dip, not too hot so we could stay in for a while. definitely doing this again!

hiking
1 month ago

Agree with Dana - the stairs were quite a workout, but a great way to start the morning.

Recommend going early in the morning in order to have the place to yourself. Stunning views even if the pool is a bit "slimy."

Wow one of the best hikes I’ve ever done!

hiking
1 month ago

awesome!!!

Amazing experience, would say it was the highlight of my Iceland trip. went in late May, and the light had just been put accross the river. The views are amazing and it is really hard to convey the scale of things in pictures. crossing the river near the start was a challenge but doable. definitely bring water shoes. I bought some cheap 10 water shoes right before my trip and they worked out great. I don't have hiking boots, so I wore a pair of old running shoes that I was used to with good treads and I had no problems.

None of us are frequent climbers. some Yosemite trails and the Acadia park's Cadillac Mountain were our prior ascents. Cadillac was harder than the trails we took at Yosemite with poorer trail markings on open rock face and a steady ascent with little to no ropes or rails.

Glymur falls was harder still due to steepness, narrow parts of the path with precipitous falls, also plenty of mud on the descent and some slippery rocks due to rain. Because there are hand ropes in many places on the ascent this trail only requires great hicking shoes/boots, appopriate clothing on or in a waterproof pack and if you do the river crossing above the falls good water shoes.

Our group discussed the medium difficulty rating and we agree, it is medium as it requires no technical climbing skills and can be done if you are moderately fit. Our group took breaks for water and pictures. So our hike took 4 hours. We were amazed at the lack of guard rails, walls and fences like back in the US ....LOL. You'll get over it.

On our hike we changed layers at the top where cold winds and misty rains started chilling us through our Gortex jacket and pants. Even in August after sweating and getting our heads wet, the rain and winds by the peak's river crossing could be an issue if you don't have extra layers to add.

Also, when crossing the river above the falls...as noted elsewhere in other reviews, be mindful of how slick the large and flat rocks can get. I watched another hiker in good diving shoes go right into the water slipping. Use the smaller rocks for stepping. The deepest water we hit there was halfway up our shins.

Another point...as you come back down the easier trail there will be a sign post and it will say to the right is parking in 3km. It will say to left parking is in 3.2km. and some climbing is needed. Go left. Left involves a decent on some gravel and rock and a serpentine trail but it is the preferred path. Just look for two huge stone cairns and take one two trails down ..they rejoin later in the grassy and rocky meadow.

Super look over the sea and the port and what a nice city!!!

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