Explore Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

Gljúfrabúi

Less than half a mile from one of Iceland's most visited waterfalls is another incredible waterfall shielded from sight.

Starting in the parking area for Seljalandsfoss, follow the path that leads along the ridge line away from the main road. In less than twenty minutes, you'll reach a small marker and picnic area. 

Ahead of you should be a slit in the ridge wall--no more than 8 feet wide--with a small trickling stream. Don your rain jacket and make sure your camera is protected, then walk along the stream and through the slit in the wall into the mist of a crushing waterfall.

If it's a good day, you'll catch some surreal sunshine casting god rays through the haze. And if it's not, you'll still be standing beside a secluded, 100+ foot tall waterfall powerful enough to be felt. 

Pack List

  • Your trusty rain jacket is a must.
  • Rain pants are great for prolonged stays.
  • Waterproof footwear.
  • Waterproof camera, or protection for your camera.
  • A ring, if you're feeling romantic.
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RT Distance 0.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 0 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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The best waterfall in Iceland

While this may be a bit hyperbolic, I truly think this was the most amazing experience I had on my ring road trip of Iceland. Standing on top of this boulder at the base of such a massive waterfall was an incredible experience. Looking up at the water above and feeling so small was truly amazing.

Favorite Iceland Waterfall

The uniqueness of this waterfall in a canyon cannot be beat. It's right next to one of the most touristy falls in the country, but only had one other person there when we went.


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