Hike To Glymur,  Iceland’s Second Highest Waterfall

Glymur Hike

Tour duration

6 hours


Spring, Summer, Fall



8:30 – 9:00 AM


Difficult (3/5)



  • Pickup at your accommodation
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Transport
  • Drop-off at your accommodation

What to bring

  • Bring warm and waterproof clothes
  • Hiking boots or good shoes
  • Gloves and headwear
  • A camera is always good to have
  • Lunch or snack can be bought on the way
  • Water bottle to fill in the river

Tour highlights

Glymur Waterfall

Hvalfjörður Fjord

Glymur Waterfall Hike

Drive the scenic Hvalfjörður Fjord before we reach the waterfall, Glymur and learn about the history and landscape. Glymur waterfall, falls 198 meters and used to be the highest waterfall in Iceland. Due to warming, a new and higher waterfall has appeared. Remember good shoes, prefereably hiking boots, waterproof clothes, snack, water bottle to fill in the river and your camera!
A challenging hike with some high cliffs. Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

Tour Program

Pick up between 8:30 – 9:00 AM at your accommodation, or meet us at bus stop number 8, next to Hallgrímskirkja church. See maps of bustops in Reykjavik. Wait for the Travelling Iceland vehicle. We will start our journey by driving to the Hvalfjörður Fjord where Glymur waterfall is situated.

We hike a few minutes from the car park until we arrive towards the river. We need to cross the river. The river has a tree trunk over it, and we cross it. The hike from there to the viewpoint is sometimes steep. The view from the top is amazing and rewarding. After the hike we drive back to Reykjavík.

We arrive in Reykjavík.

Also check out our amazing hike to Reykjadalur

See some photos from Glymur at Fliker

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