Glymur Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Glymur Falls Loop Trail is a 6.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
6.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
369 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

This loop circles Glymur Falls, the highest waterfall in Iceland. There are two river crossings to complete this loop. The first has a log and hand line during the summer months. The crossing above the falls is shallow, wide and cold. Steep spots along the trail have additional hand lines to assist scrambling up the rocky slopes.

4 days ago

Beautiful, challenging and fun.

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5 days ago

Amazing mountain hike. Definitely bring water shoes for crossing. The first lower crossing has a cable and then partial small log. The above waterfalls crossing has nothing. It was too deep and much wider for us to cross in mid June (would be doable but very cold and longer time in water). Amazing views- everything you’d expect and want to see in an Iceland hike. It is strenuous with lots of uphill parts and large elevation changes- bring water and snacks.

6 days ago

Fantastic hike again!! Water shoes are very helpful. The river runs cold and crossing quick keeps feeling in your feet. Steep spots have hand lines and A lot of work has gone into the trail over the past year. Props to those doing the work!

hiking
25 days ago

Water levels were very high and made for exciting river crossings. Bring real water shoes! We did it bare-footed. The river crossing above the falls was extremely cold and painful without shoes. Beauty here is also extreme. Climb is very steep in some parts and the decent slippery - but nothing treacherous. It took us 4 hours to hike, stop for lunch and take lots of photos.

1 month ago

great hike! crossing the river with the water being knee high was pretty intense, but totally worth it. once you cross the river you start to climb and can see the amazing waterfall. if you turn around the valley is also very picturesque. it snowed, rained, and then became very sunny on our trip!

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible

Best hike I have done in Iceland after 5 months here

hiking
3 months ago

Not your typical walk in the woods. One of our favorite hikes in Iceland. The "bridge" at the bottom was washed out. Probably not for the inexperienced -- cliff-side exposure on the southeast side with a need for route-finding skills on the way down the northwest side. But so worth it to get away from the tourons that swarm the easy trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike, and worth going the entire loop. Watch your footing on the way down! Also, be wary that you may need to go barefoot across the water...our hike took us across freezing cold water almost to our knees while stepping on rocks. Regardless, one of the coolest hikes I've ever done!

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing hike!

The view at the top is incredible. When we went, the water level at the top was a little high. We ended up having to take off our boots and roll up our pants to cross the river. Absolutely worth it for the view on the way back. The best part about the hike was that it was 4.5 and not 3.9!!

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing.

11 months ago

Spectacularly gorge. The view unfolds and changes as you go. Countless feeder streams and falls entering the gorge. The most vibrant green moss.

hiking
11 months ago

"gorge"ous! rocky on west side of falls and lost trail. lots of rocky scrambles on west side. east side had some inclined ascents that would level out. most were dirt with some rocks, and with ropes. there's a log and rocks to cross in the summer for the main trail. to cross the waterfall at the top, there is no bridge -- you must walk through the water (wide) to get to the other side. i'd recommend bringing water shoes for crossing rocky surfaces in water (if you have sensitive feet like myself!)

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on. How can you go wrong with a 200m waterfall as it's center piece? Nesting gulls, great views and some ice cold water to soak those tired dogs in!

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