Gljúfrabúi, also known as Gljúfrafoss, is a mysterious waterfall located just a few hundred meters away from its famous counterpart, the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. To see Gljúfrabúi in all its glory, you have to walk through the narrow canyon of the Gljúfurá river, which is filled with splashing water. Alternatively, you can climb the adjacent rock. If you’re not feeling adventurous, you can at least partially view the waterfall through the gorge where the Gljúfurá river flows out. Gljúfrabúi is a waterfall that embodies the essence of Iceland: mysterious and beautiful.

The easiest way to find Gljúfrabúi is to head from Seljalandsfoss along the slope, and after about a 10-minute walk, you’ll reach it. There is no parking directly at Gljúfrabúi; there is only a campsite (now a former campsite) where you should not park (although there is a spot in front of it that can be used for parking). The best option is probably to use the paid parking lot at Seljalandsfoss, or the free parking lot by the Ring Road (GPS: 63.609663, -19.996318), and from there walk past Seljalandsfoss to reach Gljúfrabúi.