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Glymur waterfall hike, from Reykjavík provided by Travelling Iceland

Glymur waterfall hike, from Reykjavík

Glymur waterfall hike, from Reykjavík
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About
An amazing hike with a local tour guide, that will take you on an adventure of a lifetime! A drive in a beautiful landscape of Hvalfjörður Fjord, and a fantastic hike to the second highest waterfall in Iceland. We look forward to have you with us!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Norwegian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Danish, Spanish
What to expect
  • Glymur waterfall is a beautiful waterfall, located in a canyon in Hvalfjörður Fjord. It falls 198 meters and used to be the highest waterfall in Iceland. Due to warming, a new and higher waterfall has appeared. The drive from Reykjavík to Glymur waterfall is about 1 hour. On the way we pass a beautiful landscape of the Hvalfjörður Fjord. The hike itself is about 3 hours and we hike along the river and the canyon to where Glymur is located. On the way there is a tree trunk over the river that we will cross. The hike from there to the viewpoint is sometimes very steep. The view from the top is amazing. Remember good shoes, warm clothes, rain clothes and your camera! A challenging hike with some high cliffs. Not suitable for people afraid of heights!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Norwegian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Danish, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Glymur waterfall is a beautiful waterfall, located in a canyon in Hvalfjörður Fjord. It falls 198 meters and used to be the highest waterfall in Iceland. Due to warming, a new and higher waterfall has appeared. The drive from Reykjavík to Glymur waterfall is about 1 hour. On the way we pass a beautiful landscape of the Hvalfjörður Fjord. The hike itself is about 3 hours and we hike along the river and the canyon to where Glymur is located. On the way there is a tree trunk over the river that we will cross. The hike from there to the viewpoint is sometimes very steep. The view from the top is amazing. Remember good shoes, warm clothes, rain clothes and your camera! A challenging hike with some high cliffs. Not suitable for people afraid of heights!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 72591P9
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
Exclusions
  • Please bring water bottle (to fill in the river) and snack for the experience
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed here, please let us know where you are staying so that we can arrange a pick up! If you are staying at a hotel, hostel or apartment in downtown Reykjavík; The hotels do have a pick up place at certain bus stops, because they are not reachable by bus. Please let us know where you are staying and we can tell you which bus stop we can meet you! BUS STOP 1 RÁÐHÚSIÐ/CITY HALL Álfhóll Guesthouse Butterfly Guesthouse Captain Reykjavík Ránargata CenterHotel Plaza Centrum Hotel Reykjavík Chez Monique City Center Hotel Downtown Hostel Reykjavík Embassy Luxury Apartments Hilda Hotel Kvosin Downtown Hotel Lighthouse Apartments Metropolitan Hotel Ocean Comfort Apartments Reykjavik Harbour Apartments Three Sisters Guesthouse BUS STOP 2 TJÖRNIN/THE POND Baldursbrá Guesthouse Castle House Luxury Apartments Central Guesthouse (Flying Viking) Galtafell Guesthouse BUS STOP 3 LÆKJARGATA 1919 Hotel Radisson Blu Apotek Hotel Borg Hotel Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel Reykjavík BUS STOP 4 - CLOSED TRYGGVAGATA BUS STOP 5 HARPA BUS STOP 6 SAFNAHÚSIÐ/CULTURE HOUSE 101 Hotel 41 – A Townhouse Hotel B14 Bankastræti Apartment K Hverfisgata 14 Apartment K Hverfisgata 37 Apartment K Ingólfsstræti 1a Apartment K Laugavegur 46 Apartment K Lindargata 60 Apartment K Þingholtsstræti 2-4 B14 Skólavörðustígur Canopy by Hilton CenterHotel Klöpp CenterHotel Skjaldbreið CenterHotel Þingholt Frón Hotel Home Luxury Apartments Ion City Hotel Loft Hostel Reykjavík4you Apartments Bergstaðastraeti Reykjavík Residence Hotel Reykjavík Residence Suites Room With a View Hotel Sand Hotel Swan House BUS STOP 7 - CLOSED TRAÐARKOT BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA Captain Reykjavík Bergstaðastraeti B47 Hostel Eric the Red Guesthouse Forsæla Apartmenthouse Guesthouse Aurora Guesthouse Odinn Leifur Eiríksson Hótel Loki Guesthouse Odinsvé Hotel REY Apartments Sunna Guesthouse BUS STOP 9 SNORRABRAUT Heida’s Home Skuggi Hotel BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR 100 Iceland Hotel 101 Guesthouse 4th Floor Hotel Alda Hotel Reykjavík Hlemmur Square OK Hotel Reykjavik4you Apartments Laugavegur Stay Apartments Laugavegur BUS STOP 11 AUSTURB ÆR Grettisborg Apartments House of Publishers I Sleep Reykjavík Igdlo Guesthouse Norðurey Guesthouse Reykjavík Hostel Village Snorri Guesthouse Stay Apartments Grettisgata BUS STOP 12 HÖFÐATORG Fosshotel Reykjavík Storm Hotel BUS STOP 13 RAUÐARÁRSTÍGUR CenterHotel Miðgarður Phoenix Hotel BUS STOP 14 SKÚLAGATA CenterHotel Arnarhvoll
  • Eiríksgata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland If you like to meet us at a meeting point, please meet us at bus stop number 8, at the car park, next to Hallgrímskirkja church.
  • Airports:
  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
  • Ports:
  • Port of Reykjavík
  • Old Harbour, Miðbakki
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers afraid of hights
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
Exclusions
  • Please bring water bottle (to fill in the river) and snack for the experience
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed here, please let us know where you are staying so that we can arrange a pick up! If you are staying at a hotel, hostel or apartment in downtown Reykjavík; The hotels do have a pick up place at certain bus stops, because they are not reachable by bus. Please let us know where you are staying and we can tell you which bus stop we can meet you! BUS STOP 1 RÁÐHÚSIÐ/CITY HALL Álfhóll Guesthouse Butterfly Guesthouse Captain Reykjavík Ránargata CenterHotel Plaza Centrum Hotel Reykjavík Chez Monique City Center Hotel Downtown Hostel Reykjavík Embassy Luxury Apartments Hilda Hotel Kvosin Downtown Hotel Lighthouse Apartments Metropolitan Hotel Ocean Comfort Apartments Reykjavik Harbour Apartments Three Sisters Guesthouse BUS STOP 2 TJÖRNIN/THE POND Baldursbrá Guesthouse Castle House Luxury Apartments Central Guesthouse (Flying Viking) Galtafell Guesthouse BUS STOP 3 LÆKJARGATA 1919 Hotel Radisson Blu Apotek Hotel Borg Hotel Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel Reykjavík BUS STOP 4 - CLOSED TRYGGVAGATA BUS STOP 5 HARPA BUS STOP 6 SAFNAHÚSIÐ/CULTURE HOUSE 101 Hotel 41 – A Townhouse Hotel B14 Bankastræti Apartment K Hverfisgata 14 Apartment K Hverfisgata 37 Apartment K Ingólfsstræti 1a Apartment K Laugavegur 46 Apartment K Lindargata 60 Apartment K Þingholtsstræti 2-4 B14 Skólavörðustígur Canopy by Hilton CenterHotel Klöpp CenterHotel Skjaldbreið CenterHotel Þingholt Frón Hotel Home Luxury Apartments Ion City Hotel Loft Hostel Reykjavík4you Apartments Bergstaðastraeti Reykjavík Residence Hotel Reykjavík Residence Suites Room With a View Hotel Sand Hotel Swan House BUS STOP 7 - CLOSED TRAÐARKOT BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA Captain Reykjavík Bergstaðastraeti B47 Hostel Eric the Red Guesthouse Forsæla Apartmenthouse Guesthouse Aurora Guesthouse Odinn Leifur Eiríksson Hótel Loki Guesthouse Odinsvé Hotel REY Apartments Sunna Guesthouse BUS STOP 9 SNORRABRAUT Heida’s Home Skuggi Hotel BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR 100 Iceland Hotel 101 Guesthouse 4th Floor Hotel Alda Hotel Reykjavík Hlemmur Square OK Hotel Reykjavik4you Apartments Laugavegur Stay Apartments Laugavegur BUS STOP 11 AUSTURB ÆR Grettisborg Apartments House of Publishers I Sleep Reykjavík Igdlo Guesthouse Norðurey Guesthouse Reykjavík Hostel Village Snorri Guesthouse Stay Apartments Grettisgata BUS STOP 12 HÖFÐATORG Fosshotel Reykjavík Storm Hotel BUS STOP 13 RAUÐARÁRSTÍGUR CenterHotel Miðgarður Phoenix Hotel BUS STOP 14 SKÚLAGATA CenterHotel Arnarhvoll
  • Eiríksgata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland If you like to meet us at a meeting point, please meet us at bus stop number 8, at the car park, next to Hallgrímskirkja church.
  • Airports:
  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
  • Ports:
  • Port of Reykjavík
  • Old Harbour, Miðbakki
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers afraid of hights
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Lara M
Cornwall, UK260 contributions
Tough but 100% worth it!!
This was breathtaking quite literally and metaphorically. This climb is HARD, there are areas where you need to cling onto ropes, pull yourself up and go through water. However, the view from the top is out of this world.
The first river crossing, with the log, is manageable. Second river crossing is much deeper than it looks and is FREEZING - so be prepared for numb feet/legs!
Written 8 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tourist784869
Hi from Iceland, thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are happy that you enjoyed this adventure with us :) All the best, Helga Bára
Written 9 September 2021
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kathrinweg
Vienna, Austria3 contributions
Great hike at Glymur
Jul. 2021 • Friends
We had an amazing time hiking Glymur today, thanks to a fun guide who took us all the way across the river and down an adventurous path on the other side and a lovely, funny group, who were very understanding and nice about my occasional struggles with the steep ascent. Thanks for making the trip so fun and memorable! The waterfall and surrounding landscape are gorgeous and a stunning sight, great trip overall.
Written 30 July 2021
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howard s
Randolph, NJ16 contributions
Awesome!!!
Jul. 2021
Two friends and my wife and I toured Iceland with day trips from Reykjavik. Five of the days were spent using different touring companies and the rest with a rented car. We experienced so many awesome sites that it is hard to select what was the top event, but the scaling of Glymur Waterfall with Helga from Travelling Iceland was right up there.
Originally the Glymur hike was on our agenda to go on our own with the rented car but I was feeling somewhat concerned of this hike because our friends were not experienced hikers. We decided to change our plans and went with Helga. It turned out it was the best decision we made while in Iceland.
As a PhD Geologist, you won’t find anyone more knowledgeable of Iceland’s geology. As a tour guide you won’t find anyone more caring and capable. It turned out one of our party dropped out halfway through the hike. She shepherded him back down and then returned to meet us on the way to the top.
As for the views of the falls, I do not believe I have the ability to put into words. To do it justice, one requires a poet.
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brian McLaughlin
1 contribution
An amazing experience.
Jul. 2021
The hike up to Glymur Waterfall can be challenging at times, but every step is rewarded by spectacular views and sights to behold. Helga was an amazing guide who was always very accommodating and made sure everyone was comfortable. She's a great source of information for all things Iceland and Geology. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found out about this excursion and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great day trip in Iceland.
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bea B
3 contributions
Glymer Falls-beautiful falls in a serene and peaceful location
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Be prepared for a lovely, long, challenging walk high above even the nesting sites of the birds-Helga is a wonderful guide and enjoyed the walk as much as we did! I am very happy that I found her. A true environmentalist and very knowledgeable
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liz S
5 contributions
Unforgettable
Feb. 2020
Spectacular views
Almost like a meditative experience communing with nature when our guide, Helga, suggested some quiet time during part of the return walk - unforgettable
Written 27 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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