Glymur Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 27 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.

hiking
1 month 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
7 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
7 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
8 months ago

Amazing.

8 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
9 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
10 months ago

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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