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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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Ketilhus
Cottages
  • Ketilhúshagi 33
  • 851 Hella
  • 564-5510
Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Þóroddsstaðir 4
Cottages
  • Þóroddsstaðir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Kidjaberg
Cottages
  • Kambar 118
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 669-1205, 568-9956
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Öldubyggð 13
Cottages
  • Öldubyggð 13
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 660-8211
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Þjórsárstofa
Camping
  • Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6115
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gljúfrabúi base, road 249
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Selfoss HI Hostel
Hostels
  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1600
Snotra House
Guesthouses
  • Ásvegur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 853-4600
Klettar Tower Iceland
Guesthouses
  • Klettar
  • 801 Selfoss
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Guesthouse Gaulverjaskóli / The Old School House
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005, 482-1954, 661-7901
Selalækur Country Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Selalækur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 848-9220
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Hraunborgir Camping ground
Camping
  • Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4414
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Guesthouse Geldingaholt
Guesthouses
  • Vestra Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
Austurbyggð 7
Apartments
  • Austurbyggð 7
  • 801 Selfoss
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Mosás 2
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Hamar
Cottages
  • Bæjarholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 697-7853
Álftröð Gistiheimili
Guesthouses
  • Álftröð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-6246
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Arvegur 8
Bed & Breakfast
  • Árvegur 8
  • 801 Selfoss
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5577
Unnarholtskot 3
Cottages
  • Unnarholtskot 3
  • 845 Flúðir
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Skinnhúfa
Guesthouses
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
Árbakki
Farm Holidays
  • Árbakki 47
  • 851 Hella
  • 562-0032, 699-8764
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Dalbær
Farm Holidays
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 486-4472
Rangárbakki
Cottages
  • Langanesi
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-4800
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
Brekkugerði Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Laugarás, Bláskógabyggð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 779-7762
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Guesthouse Kaldakinn
Guesthouses
  • Kaldakinn
  • 851 Hella
  • 861-3738, 696-1332
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Fjarkastokkur
Farm Holidays
  • Fjarkastokkur
  • 851 Hella
  • 893-3837
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Þingborg
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Knarrarholt
Cottages
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6119, 864-6119
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Norðurnes, Bjalli & Sel
Cottages
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
  • 662-5555
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 37
  • 850 Hella
Kaldbakur
Guesthouses
  • Kaldbakur
  • 851 Hella
Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
Veiðihús
Cottages
  • Bíldsfell 2
  • 801 Selfoss
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-7019
Hólar
Guesthouses
  • Hólar
  • 801 Selfoss
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Guesthouse Denami
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vestra-Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 698-7090
Smáratún 10
Apartments
  • Smáratún 10
  • 800 Selfoss
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5100
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Gaddstaðaflatir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gaddastaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 776-0030
Eyvík cottage
Cottages
  • Heimaás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 770-7800
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Hlíð
Cottages
  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss

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Paintball
Paintball & Lasertag
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Þjóðólfshagi
Day Tours
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Núpshestar
Horse Activities
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 852-5930
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202, 483-1600
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Selfossi
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3335
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Buggy X-Treme
Day Tours
  • Fossalda 1
  • 850 Hella
  • 772-9922
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 776-8707, 770 0034
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Horsetravel.is
Horse Activities
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-8101
Southcoast Adventure
Travel Agency
  • Hamragarðar
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 867-3535
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Hella Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 864-5950
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8783, 693-0132, 868-7626
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
MudShark.is
Day Tours
  • Freyvangur 22
  • 850 Hella
  • 691-1849
Toptours / Erlingur Gíslason
Day Tours
  • Þrúðvangur 36a
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5530, 861-1662

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