The Glanni waterfall is a stunning waterfall in Nordura river. The locals believe it to be the dwelling place of elves and trolls. A trail to the waterfall is marked and well defined.
Glanni is not far away from Grabrokarhraun lava field and the small village of Bifrost. Nearby is the Paradise Hollow, a beautiful oasis in the middle of a lava field. Park your car by the golf course. From there is a walking path that will lead to the waterfall and the hollow. The viewing deck offers a great view of the waterfall. You can buy provisions at the coffee shop by the car park and enjoy a wonderful picnic by the waterfall or in Paradise Hollow.
The waterfall is small but beautiful with at least three side-by-side drops, that each has multiple tiers. The word Glanni means light or shining. The waterfall has this name because of the bright white color of the water as it hits the rocks below. The river itself, Norðurá River, is one of Iceland’s most generous salmon fishing rivers, and therefore, it’s not uncommon to see salmon jumping in the waterfall, via man made steps to make their journey easier.