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Gljúfrafoss, Hvolsvollur

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Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
Gljúfrafoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkljuvraˌfɔsː]) or Gljúfrabúi [-ˈpuːɪ] ("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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  • Best hidden gem ever! We stayed in Iceland 7 days and this is our favorite. So many sadly miss this waterfall. Until you walk through the cave, and no it's not a scary cave, so no phobia, you will....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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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