How to find Gljúfrabúi waterfall


I love the beauty hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi !! If its possible, i’d like to have more details on how to get there,So excited to be chasing waterfalls in Iceland !Do I need join some tour or need self-drive to there,if someone have any good suggestion,thanks lot:)


Hey Ryan,

Gljúfrabúi is an incredible waterfall, you are right to seek it out. It is very easy to reach; you just head to Seljalandsfoss on the South Coast, which is clearly visible from the main road, and park up there. Facing the waterfall, there will be a path leading to the left, that you can follow for five or ten minutes, until you will come to a sort of cliff with a large crack, and stream running out of it. Follow the stream up, and the waterfall is right in front of you. It is not excellently signposted, but there is a sign beside it telling you its there, and you will probably notice some other people gathered around it.

Many South Coast tours do make a stop at Seljalandsfoss, but not all, because of time-constraints and other activities, will take you on this extra location. Here is one that certainly does, however, unless there are exceptional circumstances;

Hope that helps,


Hi Ryan!

I’d honestly recommend a tour because that way you can visit more than one waterfall. There’s a lot of waterfalls in south Iceland that you can see on a day trip. Not just Gljúfrarbúi, but also waterfalls like Faxi, and then the more famous ones like Gullfoss waterfall, and Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall. There’s a lot of tours that go there, and the one Richard pointed at is awesome :slight_smile: There’s also a two-day version I think. @Nanna_Gunnarsdottir, do you know? You been there a lot?

There’s also a very,m very beautiful waterfall near Reykjavík called Glymur. it’s really high and you need to hike to it, so if you like hiking this is a perfect day trip! It’s one of my favourite waterfalls in Iceland, but you have to remember to bring light sneakers, cause you have to wade a river to get over to the waterfall at the top! You can check it out here: Click me for awesome Glymur waterfall!
It’s an airplane tour, but it’s still pretty cool :slight_smile: