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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

803

Road number

1

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Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Öldubyggð 13
Cottages
  • Öldubyggð 13
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 660-8211
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Fjarkastokkur
Farm Holidays
  • Fjarkastokkur
  • 851 Hella
  • 893-3837
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 37
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Hrafnagil
Cottages
  • Hrafnagil
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 866-9772
Selalækur Country Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Selalækur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 848-9220
Gljúfurbústaðir
Cottages
  • Gljúfur
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-6311, 483-4461
Dalbær
Farm Holidays
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 7863048, 486-4472
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Skinnhúfa
Guesthouses
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 3548683, 863-3592
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543, 895-6543
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005, 482-1954, 661-7901
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875577
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Þóroddsstaðir 4
Cottages
  • Þóroddsstaðir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Unnarholtskot 3
Cottages
  • Unnarholtskot 3
  • 845 Flúðir
Árbakki
Farm Holidays
  • Árbakki 47
  • 851 Hella
  • 562-0032, 699-8764
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Veiðihús
Cottages
  • Bíldsfell 2
  • 801 Selfoss
Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gljúfrabúi base, road 249
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Hraunborgir Camping ground
Camping
  • Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4414
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Guesthouse Denami
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vestra-Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 698-7090
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4874800
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Kaldbakur
Guesthouses
  • Kaldbakur
  • 851 Hella
  • 8621957
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Þingborg
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
South Central HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Blesastaðir 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666 , 823-3999
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Selfoss HI Hostel
Hostels
  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1600
Norðurnes, Bjalli & Sel
Cottages
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
  • 662-5555
Klettar Tower Iceland
Guesthouses
  • Klettar
  • 801 Selfoss
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -
The 5 Million Star Hotel
Glamping
  • Ölvisholt
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 773-4444
Gaddstaðaflatir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gaddastaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 776-0030
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Snotra House
Guesthouses
  • Ásvegur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 853-4600
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
Hlíð
Cottages
  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Laugarás Homestay
Guesthouses
  • Launrétt 1
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 898-8779
Ketilhus
Cottages
  • Ketilhúshagi 33
  • 851 Hella
  • 564-5510
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Kerbyggd Luxury Houses in Golden Circle
Cottages
  • Kerbyggð
  • 805 Selfoss
  • 822-5588
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Knarrarholt
Cottages
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6119, 864-6119
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Guesthouse Geldingaholt
Guesthouses
  • Vestra Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
Loa's Nest
Guesthouses
  • Árbæjarvegur 271
  • 851 Hella
  • 8949151
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-7019
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Hólar
Guesthouses
  • Hólar
  • 801 Selfoss
Mosás 2
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Smáratún 10
Apartments
  • Smáratún 10
  • 800 Selfoss
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Strandgata 8b
Guesthouses
  • Strandgata 8b
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 660-2050
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Álftröð Gistiheimili
Guesthouses
  • Álftröð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-6246
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4802500
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Hamar
Cottages
  • Bæjarholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 697-7853
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Guesthouse Gaulverjaskóli / The Old School House
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Kidjaberg
Cottages
  • Kambar 118
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 669-1205, 568-9956
Austurbyggð 7
Apartments
  • Austurbyggð 7
  • 801 Selfoss
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875100
Eyvík cottage
Cottages
  • Heimaás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7707800
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Þjórsárstofa
Camping
  • Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6115
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8635518
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 487-1212
Rangárbakki
Cottages
  • Langanesi
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Arvegur 8
Bed & Breakfast
  • Árvegur 8
  • 801 Selfoss
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8942910, 894-2910
Solheimar
Guesthouses
  • Sólheimar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 4226000
Brekkugerði Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Laugarás, Bláskógabyggð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7797762

Others

Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Southcoast Adventure
Travel Agency
  • Hamragarðar
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 867-3535
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Paintball
Paintball & Lasertag
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Núpshestar
Horse Activities
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8525930
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Hella Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 8645950
MudShark.is
Day Tours
  • Freyvangur 22
  • 850 Hella
  • 6911849
Iceland South Coast Travel
Winter adventure
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Toptours / Erlingur Gíslason
Day Tours
  • Þrúðvangur 36a
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5530, 861-1662
Buggy X-Treme
Day Tours
  • Fossalda 1
  • 850 Hella
  • 772-9922
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600
Horsetravel.is
Horse Activities
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-8101
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Selfossi
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3335
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8783, 693-0132, 868-7626
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Þjóðólfshagi
Day Tours
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 776-8707, 770 0034
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 3548683, 863-3592
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255

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