9. From Reykjavik: Day Trip to Glymur and Hvammsvik Hot Springs
Only accessible by hiking, the second-tallest waterfall Glymur is an amazing and rewarding location to visit in Iceland. The hiking path leading to the waterfall offers fabulous views of the surrounding landscape of Hvalfjordur which is widely known as one of the most beautiful locations in this part of Iceland. The trail includes many fun challenges of crossing the river, walking through a cave and steep at parts, but they only make reaching the top more gratifying.
During the drive to Glymur you will be able to admire views of often overlooked but stunning Mosfellsdalur valley, lush and scenic lowland. We will also drive by Mosfellheiði, an extensive moorland area between the Mosfellssveit district and the lake Þingvallavatn. A shield–volcano from a warm period of the ice age, covered by basalt lava, some of which also reached the Reykjavík area. Glymur will not be the only waterfall visited, we will make a quick stop at Þórufoss waterfall, which was future in the Game of Thrones!
We highly recommend adding a visit to the hot spring to experience the area to its fullest. Located in the heart of untouched nature of Hvalfjörður, Hvammsvik Hot Springs is one of the most unique baths in Iceland. You can soak in one of eight pools filled with fusion of hot geothermal water and cold ocean water, or dive directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Trust us, relaxing in hot water surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes is the perfect reward for finishing the hike!
Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)
Duration of the hike:
The trail gets steep at some parts and follow high cliff, so it is not suitable for people with fear of heights.
Please note that safety is always our priority. The hike requires moderate fitness level as well as proper footwear and clothing. Our guides have a right to refuse to let you join the tour if you are not wearing suitable shoes or clothes.