Glymur

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Glymur
Glymur.jpg
Glymur waterfall
Location Iceland
Coordinates 64°23′45″N 21°14′28″W / 64.39583°N 21.24111°W / 64.39583; -21.24111
Type Horsetail
Total height 198 m (650 ft)
Number of drops 1
Downstream view of the canyon
A portrait of the legend of the valley with the "Rauðhöfði", the evil whale

Glymur (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈklɪːmʏr̥]) is the second-highest waterfall in Iceland, with a cascade of 198 m. It was long regarded as the tallest until being surpassed by Morsárfoss, a newly measured waterfall near Morsárjökull in 2011. [1]

It is situated at the rear end of the Hvalfjörður. Since the opening of the Hvalfjörður Tunnel under this fjord, visitor numbers have dropped.[citation needed]

The river Botnsá runs from the Hvalvatn lake and after a short distance the water falls down alongside the Hvalfell mountain into a steep canyon. The waterfall can be accessed from a parking area at the end of the road. Hikers can view the waterfall from marked paths on the east side of the river Botnsá.

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  1. ^ Guðmundsson, Janus Arn (2011-06-15). "Flyst hæsti foss landsins búferlum?" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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