A large number of Icelanders love outdoor activities, and there is a reason behind it: the beauty of its nature. Who wouldn’t spend time enjoying stunning views, walking over mountains and glaciers, or reaching one of the tallest waterfalls in the country? If you are visiting Iceland, or even living here but never hiked before, this is something you should include in your agenda. It is fundamental to check the weather forecast before doing the hike. A pleasant sunny day is perfect and highly recommended if you are not that experienced when it comes to these activities. Let’s see what to expect from hiking Glymur.
You will find Glymur in the Western part of the country, just one hour up north from Reykjavík. For many years, Glymur was considered the tallest waterfall in Iceland. With a height of 198 meters, Glymur can’t be observed from the starting point, so a 3.4 km is required to reach it. The waterfall is located in the Hvalfjordur fjord.
Not so long ago, the title of the tallest waterfall in Iceland was taken away from Glymur. With the melting of the outlet glacier of Vatnajókull called Morsárjökull, a new waterfall of 240 meters tall was discovered.