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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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Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Fjarkastokkur
Farm Holidays
  • Fjarkastokkur
  • 851 Hella
  • 893-3837
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Undraland
Cottages
  • Þjóðólfshagi 6
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-0835, 554-6636
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Hlíð
Cottages
  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Öldubyggð 13
Cottages
  • Öldubyggð 13
  • 801 Selfoss
Austurbyggð 7
Apartments
  • Austurbyggð 7
  • 801 Selfoss
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Kidjaberg
Cottages
  • Kambar 118
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 669-1205, 568-9956
Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Hamar
Cottages
  • Bæjarholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 697-7853
Rangárbakki
Cottages
  • Langanesi
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Árbakki
Farm Holidays
  • Árbakki 47
  • 851 Hella
  • 562-0032, 699-8764
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
Arvegur 8
Bed & Breakfast
  • Árvegur 8
  • 801 Selfoss
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Guesthouse Denami
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vestra-Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 698-7090
Unnarholtskot 3
Cottages
  • Unnarholtskot 3
  • 845 Flúðir
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Selalækur Country Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Selalækur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 848-9220
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Guesthouse Heimaland
Farm Holidays
  • Landssveit
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5787
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gljúfrabúi base, road 249
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 841-7471
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5577
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 37
  • 850 Hella
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Dalbær
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 486-4472
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Knarrarholt
Cottages
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6119, 864-6119
Hostel Gaulverjaskoli
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Ketilhus
Cottages
  • Ketilhúshagi 33
  • 851 Hella
  • 564-5510
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Strandgata 8B
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Grundarland
Cottages
  • Kiðjaberg - lóð 112
  • 801 Selfoss
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5100
Þóroddsstaðir 4
Cottages
  • Þóroddsstaðir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-4800
Álftavatn 1a
Cottages
  • Álftavatn 1a
  • 801 Selfoss
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Laufas
Cottages
  • Laufás
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-3505
Skeidvellir Villa
Cottages
  • Skeiðvellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 896-6890, 487-6572
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Árnes Hostel
Hostels
  • Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6048, 861-2645
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Hraunborgir Camping ground
Camping
  • Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4414
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Menam Restaurant / Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Tower801 - appartment hotel
Guesthouses
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 897-1731, 845-8843
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005

Others

Hella Horse Rental
Tour Operators
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 864-5950
Kerhestar
Tour Operators
  • Miðengi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 662-4422
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Þjóðólfshagi
Tour Operators
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Skúli Kristinsson
Tour Operators
  • Sel
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 896-4463
Toptours / Erlingur Gíslason
Tour Operators
  • Þrúðvangur 36a
  • 850 Hella
  • 861-1662
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Tour Operators
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
RiverHorses.is
Tour Operators
  • Bakkakot
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 896-9805
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Sigríður Gísladóttir
Tour Operators
  • Skólavellir 14
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 899-3474
Egill Gestsson
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhóll 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-0836
Traustholtshólmi
Tour Operators
  • 699-4256
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Núpshestar
Tour Operators
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 852-5930
Horsetravel.is
Tour Operators
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8883, 862-8101
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 842-5610, 895-0020
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8783, 693-0132, 868-7626
Buggy X-Treme
Tour Operators
  • Fossalda 1
  • 850 Hella
  • 772-9922
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034

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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