At 198 metres, Glymur was the highest waterfall in Iceland. However, it has recently been deprived of this primacy by the Morsárfoss waterfall. In any case, if you only have a little time, Glymur Waterfall is one of the places you shouldn’t miss in Iceland.
How to find Glymur waterfall:
Glymur is located in the western part of Iceland, near the Hvalfjörður fjord about 60 kilometres northeast of Reykjavík. From road no. 47 turn here (GPS: 64.385608, -21.355115) and walk about 3 kilometres along the gravel road to the car park (GPS: 64.385353, -21.294467).
The Glymur waterfall is not really easy to reach and from the parking lot you still have about a 50-minute trek to the waterfall with an elevation gain of about 230 meters. If you want to see it in all its glory, cross the Botnsá River on a prepared log and head up the left bank. The waterfall will then be in the palm of your hand.
The other option, if you don’t have the courage to cross the log, is to keep going up and enjoy the waterfall from this side, or to cross the river at the top.
You can do that from either side and then you can go back on the other bank.
GPS coordinates of the Glymur waterfall: 64.391189, -21.251568 For the route click here
Photo of Glymur waterfall: