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Glymur

Hvalfjorour/Botnsdal, 47, Akranes 301, Iceland
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (78 reviews)
“great hike” (13 reviews)
“parking lot” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hvalfjorour/Botnsdal, 47, Akranes 301, Iceland
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"the river"
in 78 reviews
"great hike"
in 13 reviews
"parking lot"
in 18 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 13 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 10 reviews
"the cliff"
in 11 reviews
"north side"
in 5 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 7 reviews
"turn around"
in 5 reviews
"small cave"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 9 reviews
"wet rocks"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"your feet"
in 7 reviews
"come prepared"
in 5 reviews
"turned around"
in 3 reviews
"steep hill"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Glymur hike on a blue sky day in the first week of June 2018. The approach to the river gives you outstanding mountain and valley views. You make your way from the ridge down through a tunnel and you are soon at the"...More

Thank CanadianGold1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from Glymur is absolutely beautiful - let's say this first. The waterfall and cliffs are absolutely breathtaking BUT the way up is pretty steep and slippery. If you don't mind complex hikes with a little mud and sliding stones it's totally worth it...More

Thank bernkelm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a challenging hike over lava rocks and across streams but regardless of which path you take, you will be rewarded with great views. We took the "easy" path and went as far as "the log". It was entertaining watching people cross the...More

Thank Phillip N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the top (well, actually most of the hike) are unparalleled. This hike includes two river crossings, a cave, waterfall and some steep inclines. It is the perfect hike for a sunny afternoon. My mom was nervous about the hike as she is...More

1  Thank Taryn D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the prettiest hikes I have done. Allocate at least 3 hours. Difficulty level is moderate. You have to cross a river. As of June 2018 there was a log up to the half way point of the river crossing. The other half you...More

Thank Monika S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t rush this walk. Sometimes it’s tempting but there are so many amazing viewpoints as you ascend and descend it would be a pity to rush this experience- we did this walk with a guide from arctic adventures and had an amazing day. All up...More

Thank Travelingtribeof6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I did this hike today and it’s really breathtaking. Photos just don’t do the falls justice! It really is a sight to behold. I walked to the 2nd viewpoint then turned back. So, the river crossing. At the moment the log is there but...More

Thank jamesbandenburg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend the full loop hike, just know what to expect going in an be prepared. Mostly things that others have mentioned, but worth re-emphasizing: (1) the log is in, but you're still going to get wet. The rocks leading up to the log were...More

1  Thank Tyler A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The log is in! You will still get pretty wet on the rocks leading up to it (knee deep when we were there) so take off your shoes and roll up your pants. This was the number one thing I wanted to do on vacation...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glymur is hard to reach by public transport so you need a car for this hike. Pretty easy hour to hour and a half hike up either side. The river crossing to get to the north side can be sketchy so don't be afraid to...More

2  Thank Kyle M
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jamesbandenburg
18 May 2018|
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Response from sandiablonde | Reviewed this property |
We were there at the beginning of May and it was supposed to be already across, but winter was still hanging on so they chose to delay it. I would expect that the log will be across by now but if it is still snowing there... More
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Joe B
2 April 2018|
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, From the parking lot it'll take you about 1,5 hour to get there, so 3 hours forth and back. The signs are not that clear but the track is visible. Do follow the track getting up and not down to the river, for they... More
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John J
27 November 2017|
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Response from ElNinoDorado | Reviewed this property |
They remove the log crossing in the winter. I'm not going to say it's impossible. It will be freezing and treacherous, and that's even with the log crossing. Without the log, you are looking at a climb up the west side... More
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