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

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

South Iceland

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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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