Glymur waterfall and Thingvellir National Park

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Glymur waterfall and Thingvellir National Park

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Approach the parliament Þingvellir as the Vikings did

Whale fjord is a cut into the land just north of Reykjavik. The fjord was the main thoroughfare for traffic between the south and west until the tunnel was made under the fjord 1998.  After that, silence has spread over the area.

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Price:   

  • 15.000 iskr pp up to 4,
  • 12.000 iskr pp up to 9,
  • 10.000 iskr pp up to 17

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On request most days, depending on weather.

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Itinerary and practical info:

From the bottom of the Whale-fjord goes Botnsdalur (the Bottom dale), a beautiful vegetated area with a deep canyon carved in the landscape. That canyon is an attraction in itself, but it keeps Glymur, Iceland's highest waterfall (198m).  All the ages before the times of cars the main road went through this valley, over the hill or heath Leggjarbrjótur (The Leg Broker) over to the sacred place Þingvellir (Thingvellir) where the oldest parliament we know of was established the year 930. Because of that 'birth' of democracy Þingvellir is an important and historical place for the whole world and therefore  on the UNESCO World Heritage List and an Iceland National Park.  

After we have picked you up in Reykjavik, between 7 and 8, we drive to Botnsdal and start the hike at 9 am from there to the canyon. The area is an ideal venue for a lesson in geology because the canyon is an excellent rift through many different layers in the earth’s crust. After about an hour’s study we hike up to the Botnssúlur (bottom pillars) which is a majestic central volcano (1093m). Our highest point on the trail is Leggjarbrjótur (467m) which is a short distance of coarse stone/talus. (Nothing to worry about.) Here the folklore and the sagas flourish, as the place names witness, like the 'Bishop Pit'. We will be picked up at about 3 pm on the other side and driven to Þingvellir where we walk through the main area, up Almannagjá to the visitor centre. - Back in town at 5-6 pm.

Your outfit: Warm clothing and walking boots, cap and gloves. Backpack - Day Bag

A fun skiing variation!!!

We can make the tour as a cross country skiing. The landscape of the area is ideal for that if we have enough snow. Please give me a sign if that is something that appeals to you.  

Plan B: If weather is too harsh we go for a shorter walk to the canyon and take a round trip around the Whale fjord to the Whale station, to the farm Bjarteyjarsandur and to the village Akranes.

JoJo - Your guide

JoJo - Your guide

Your guide: Jon Joel Einarsson - Call: +354 695 9995