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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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Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gljúfrabúi base, road 249
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
The Barn House
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8b
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 660-2050
Traustholtshólmi
Glamping
  • Traustholtshólmi
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 699-4256
Kerbyggd Luxury Houses in Golden Circle
Cottages
  • Kerbyggð
  • 805 Selfoss
  • 822-5588
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8635518
Brekkugerði Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Laugarás, Bláskógabyggð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7797762
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 822-2202
Millhouse Riverbank
Guesthouses
  • Við Rangá
  • 851 Hella
  • 775-1333
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Camp Boutique
Glamping
  • Loftsstaðir – Vestri
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-5805
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 895-8978
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 867-3448
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Midholl Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Brún
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -
Arctic Nature Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 6154699
Gaddstaðaflatir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gaddastaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 776-0030
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
Litli-Háls
Cottages
  • Litli Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • ???-????
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Gljúfurbústaðir
Cottages
  • Gljúfur
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-6311, 483-4461
Eyvík cottage
Cottages
  • Heimaás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7707800
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Laugaland Camping Side
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543, 895-6543
Loa's Nest
Guesthouses
  • Árbæjarvegur 271
  • 851 Hella
  • 8949151
Kaldbakur
Guesthouses
  • Kaldbakur
  • 851 Hella
  • 8621957
Hólar
Guesthouses
  • Hólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 893-7389
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-2202
Þingborg
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4874800
Smáratún 10
Apartments
  • Smáratún 10
  • 800 Selfoss
Snotra House
Guesthouses
  • Ásvegur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 853-4600
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Árhús
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875577
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 6966004, 487-5051
Dalbær
Farm Holidays
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 7863048, 486-4472
Guesthouse Geldingaholt
Guesthouses
  • Vestra Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875100
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Þjórsárstofa
Camping
  • Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6115
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 899-9684
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 3548683, 863-3592
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 553-6079
Hotel Skálholt
Hotels
  • Skálholt
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 899-3093
Selfoss HI Hostel
Hostels
  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4821600
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Mosás 2
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Stay for a tree - Studio Lodge
Farm Holidays
  • Ásamýri 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 857-1976
Álftröð Gistiheimili
Guesthouses
  • Álftröð
  • 804 Selfoss
  • 5666246
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4802500
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 487-1212
Laugarás Homestay
Guesthouses
  • Launrétt 1
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 898-8779
The 5 Million Star Hotel
Glamping
  • Ölvisholt
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 773-4444
Hraunborgir Camping ground
Camping
  • Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4414
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 37
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Félagslundur félagsheimili
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Guesthouse Gaulverjaskóli / The Old School House
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Hlíð
Cottages
  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8942910, 894-2910
South Central HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Blesastaðir 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666 , 823-3999
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Klettar Tower Iceland
Guesthouses
  • Klettar
  • 801 Selfoss
Skinnhúfa
Cottages
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-5555

Others

Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Núpshestar
Horse Activities
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8525930
Between the Rivers
Day Tour Provider
  • Norðurbraut 33
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-3345
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Iceland South Coast Travel
Winter adventure
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
Paintball
Paintball & Lasertag
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Buggy X-Treme
Day Tours
  • Fossalda 1
  • 850 Hella
  • 772-9922
Traustholtshólmi
Glamping
  • Traustholtshólmi
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 699-4256
Siggaferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Hamarskot
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 772-6010
Toptours / Erlingur Gíslason
Day Tours
  • Þrúðvangur 36a
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5530, 861-1662
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600
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
Bakkahestar
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkjarvað 5
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 823-2205
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
GT Travel
Travel Agency
  • Fossnes C
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4801200, 568-1410
Þjóðólfshagi
Day Tours
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
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
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
MudShark.is
Day Tours
  • Freyvangur 22
  • 850 Hella
  • 6911849
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 7768707, 7700034
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8783, 693-0132, 868-7626
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Selfossi
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3335
Horsetravel.is
Horse Activities
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-8101
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Hella Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 8645950

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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