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Þjórsárdalur valley

In the days of the old Commonwealth the valley of the River Þjórsá was grassy and flourishing with about 20 farmsteads, but in 1104 the valley was laid waste by an eruption from Mt. Hekla. The farms that were buried under a layer of volcanic ash have been a goldmine for archaeologists. Sites of about 40 buildings have been unearthed in Þjórsárdalur and the best preserved and most remarkable is the farmhouse at Stöng excavated in 1939. Based upon the Stöng farmhouse a replica Saga-Age farmhouse was built in 1974 to mark the 1100 anniversary of the settlement of Iceland. The replica farmhouse stands at the mount of the valley, together with a replica of an early church.

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Þjórsárdalur valley
GPS Points N64° 6' 58.578" W19° 51' 12.348"
Postal code

804

Road number

32

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Private accommodation Fossnes
Farm Holidays
  • Fossnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6079
Ásólfsstaðir
Guesthouses
  • Ásólfsstaðir 1
  • 804 Selfoss
  • 893-8889
Þjórsárdalur Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 893-8889
Þjórsárstofa
Camping
  • Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6115

Others

Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Private accommodation Fossnes
Farm Holidays
  • Fossnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6079
Núpsverk
Day Tours
  • Stóri-Núpur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-1618, 848-1620

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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