What Does “Glanni” Mean?
Translated into English, “Glanni” means “the shiny one.” The waterfall most likely got this name thanks to its sheer beauty.
It’s located in western Iceland, hidden off the beaten track. To get to it you have to follow a path through natural woodlands. With birch trees all around, you won’t see a thing until you reach the end of a cliff, where this beautiful view awaits you.
Its water flows from the river Norðurá, which is one of the most famous (and most expensive!) salmon rivers in Iceland. Every summer, salmon swim upriver through this waterfall to spawn.