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Glymur, Akranes

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  • We made the way to the Glymur hiking trail on the last day before the Hiir trip. Route to the parking lot is well signposted and right at the entrance gate there is already the hint that the tree trunk cannot yet be used for river crossing due to "winter time" (our day of visit was 19 April). We still went out because it is a nice path from the beginning and you already have your first partial view of the Glymur from a distance. After a maximum of 1.5km then the infamous river crossing and you can see the tree trunk and the tightrope lying on the other side and it is immediately clear that you can not overcome the river under any circumstances without this help because of the strong current. Instead, it is worth making the short steep climb a small plateau from where you have a magnificent all-round view. I read on Trip Advisor that some then went on the "wrong side," whereby I understand that you would have to make a very big detour over a gorge and according to the signs it is not allowed to continue hiking from the plateau.
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  • This hike was seriously amazing. It took some convincing to get my wife to agree to it, but we went for it and had a blast. The views the entire way are just absolutely stunning and it was a ton of fu...  more »
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