Glymur

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Glymur
Glymur.jpg
Glymur is located in Iceland
Glymur
LocationWest of Iceland
Coordinates64°23′45″N 21°14′28″W / 64.39583°N 21.24111°W / 64.39583; -21.24111
TypeHorsetail
Total height198 m (650 ft)
Number of drops1

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 [ˈpɔsːˌauː] 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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Second picture is an engraving showing people trying to escape from a monster whale. It is an illustration to the Icelandic legend of Redhead (Rauðhöfði [ˈrœiðˌhœvðɪ]) which is said to be the cause of formation of Glymur.

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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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