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Tjorsa river

Þjórsá is the longest river in Iceland, 230 km, and has a catchment area of 8000 km². Þjórsá is a glacier river and its source is Hofsjökull glacier. On its way to the sea it falls off some cliffs in many places and there forms beautiful waterfalls. Some of these waterfalls are well-known, but some others are unknown pearls to discover, especially those in the highlands. The waterfall Thjofafoss in Thjorsá south of the hill Búrfell is well known and easy to reach.

In winter the river can gather up huge quantities of ice that had settled at its bottom and in spring, when the ice melts in Þjórsá canyons below Urriðafoss waterfall, the river breaks through the ice which is a magnificent sight to behold.

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Tjorsa river
GPS Points N63° 55' 54.676" W20° 39' 0.309"
Postal code

801

Road number

1

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1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Rangárflúðir
Cottages
  • Ægissíða, Rangárstígur
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5070, 895-6915
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-4800
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Guesthouse Garun
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5100
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
Hamar
Cottages
  • Bæjarholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 697-7853
Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Bakkakot
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493, hauksson@mac.com
Álftavatn 1a
Cottages
  • Álftavatn 1a
  • 801 Selfoss
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
South Central
Cottages
  • Blesastaðir 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666
Undraland
Cottages
  • Þjóðólfshagi 6
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-0835, 554-6636
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Country Dream
Bed & Breakfast
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Ketilhus
Cottages
  • Ketilhúshagi 33
  • 851 Hella
  • 564-5510
Guesthouse Heimaland
Farm Holidays
  • Landssveit
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5787
Strandgata 8B
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Þjórsárver Camping Ground
Camping
  • Þjórsárver
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 899-7748
Laufas
Guesthouses
  • Laufás
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-3505
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
Austurbyggð 7
Apartments
  • Austurbyggð 7
  • 801 Selfoss
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
Geirakot
Farm Holidays
  • 482-1020, 895-8493
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-3445
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Þóroddsstaðir 4
Cottages
  • Þóroddsstaðir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5577
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Arvegur 8
Bed & Breakfast
  • Árvegur 8
  • 801 Selfoss
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Guesthouse Denami
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vestra-Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 698-7090
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Fosstún Apartment Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyrarvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Nonnahús
Cottages
  • Miðhús 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 849-2930
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Fjarkastokkur
Farm Holidays
  • Fjarkastokkur
  • 851 Hella
  • 893-3837
Unnarholtskot 3
Cottages
  • Unnarholtskot 3
  • 845 Flúðir
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Árnes Hostel
Hostels
  • Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6048, 861-2645
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 861-2504
Kidjaberg
Cottages
  • Kambar 118
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 669-1205, 568-9956
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Árbakki
Farm Holidays
  • Árbakki 47
  • 851 Hella
  • 562-0032, 699-8764
Dalbær
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 486-4472
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Selalækur Country Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Selalækur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 848-9220
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Skeidvellir Villa
Cottages
  • Skeiðvellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 896-6890, 487-6572
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Holavangur 7
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hólavangur 7
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5143, 862-5143
Miðás
Farm Holidays
  • Miðás
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-6566, 863-3199

Others

Reykjavík Private Cars
Tour Operators
  • Laufhagi 11
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 895-4391
Miðás
Farm Holidays
  • Miðás
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-6566, 863-3199
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 842-5610, 895-0020
Southcoast Adventure
Travel Agency
  • Bakkakot
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 867-3535
Sigríður Gísladóttir
Tour Operators
  • Skólavellir 14
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 899-3474
South Tour ehf.
Tour Operators
  • Bogatún 26
  • 850 Hella
  • 788-9700
Náttúrubörn Norðursins
Tour Operators
  • Réttarholt 9
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 692-1686
RiverHorses.is
Tour Operators
  • Bakkakot
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 896-9805
Toptours / Erlingur Gíslason
Tour Operators
  • Þrúðvangur 36a
  • 850 Hella
  • 861-1662
Björn Jónsson
Tour Operators
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522
Maverick Pavilion
Tour Operators
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Nonnahús
Cottages
  • Miðhús 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 849-2930
QuadSouth.is
Tour Operators
  • Hólaborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 664-8080
Núpshestar
Tour Operators
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 852-5930
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Eiríkur Vilhelm Sigurðarson
Tour Operators
  • Baugalda 23
  • 850 Hella
  • 866-2632
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8907, 486-8783, 868-7626
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Arctic Wings
Tour Operators
  • Eyravegur 41
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 780-5500
Dogsledding Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Hólmasel
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 863 6733
CrossRoads.is
Tour Operators
  • Baugalda 5
  • 850 Hella
  • 862-9366
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Dilkur DayTours/Loftur Erlingsson
Tour Operators
  • Tröð, Skeið-Gnúp
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 896-9565
Guesthouse Garun
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Hella Horse Rental
Tour Operators
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 864-5950
Horsetravel.is
Tour Operators
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8883, 862-8101
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Egill Gestsson
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhóll 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-0836
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Tour Operators
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Kerhestar
Tour Operators
  • Miðengi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 662-4422
Skúli Kristinsson
Tour Operators
  • Sel
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 896-4463

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn