Jan 14, 2008
The waterfall Glymur, with a cascade of 196 m, is the highest waterfall of Iceland.
It is situated at the rear end of the Hvalfjörður. Since the opening of the tunnel under this fjord, most people bypass the area. However, it is a very beautiful part of the country with volcanoes and tree plantations.
it think it is worth it to go to Hvalfjörður instead of using the tunnel.. tunnel are no fun :)
The river Botnsá leaves the lake Hvalvatn and after a short distance the water falls down alongside the volcano Hvalfell into a canyon with green moss. To get to the waterfall, it is necessary to drive to Botnsá, a small village of summerhouses named after the river, and hike up part of the mountain (350 m) on marked hiking paths. To get a better view of the waterfall it is necessary to see it from the east of the river Botnsá. In the summer there is a small pole over the river where travellers can cross to the eastern side.
There are many years since I saw Glymur... I always use the tunnel :( but Glymur is beautyful and I want to see it again
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