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Gljúfrafoss, Hvolsvollur

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Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi ("one who lives in the canyon") is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock, but hikers can follow a trail to enter the narrow canyon where the water plummets to a small pool. There is also a winding trail nearby and a wooden staircase to enable sightseers to climb roughly halfway up and view the falls from another perspective.

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  • Visited Gljufurarfoss today, this is a beautiful waterfall. You will have to walk in a small creek on rocks to get there but it isn’t too deep and if you waterproof shoes on you will be fine. The...  more »
  • What a beautiful hidden waterfall. At first we weren’t sure if we should venture across the rocks along the cliffs edge into the canyon but so glad we did. It’s hard to get good pictures due to the...  more »
  • Go here. Bring your waterproof clothes, you will get soaked. Walking inside highly recommended, the cave around the bottom of the waterfall is otherworldly.
  • After following the signs to the water fall you will have a very limited view. However, if you follow the water upstream, climbing over the rocks in the water underneath a rocky overhang, you will be treated to a beautiful up close view of the fall, with the sun illuminating the water from above.
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