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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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Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 6966004, 487-5051
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 822-2202
Árhús
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875577
Stay for a tree - Studio Lodge
Farm Holidays
  • Ásamýri 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 857-1976
Loa's Nest
Guesthouses
  • Árbæjarvegur 271
  • 851 Hella
  • 8949151
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 487-1212
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-2202
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Brekkugerði Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Laugarás, Bláskógabyggð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7797762
Dalbær
Farm Holidays
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 7863048, 486-4472
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4802500
The 5 Million Star Hotel
Glamping
  • Ölvisholt
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 773-4444
Smáratún 10
Apartments
  • Smáratún 10
  • 800 Selfoss
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 553-6079
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4874800
Selfoss HI Hostel
Hostels
  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1600
Laugaland Camping Side
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543, 895-6543
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Guesthouse Geldingaholt
Guesthouses
  • Vestra Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8942910, 894-2910
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Traustholtshólmi
Glamping
  • Traustholtshólmi
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 699-4256
Litli-Háls
Cottages
  • Litli Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • ???-????
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Þingborg
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 3548683, 863-3592
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Gaddstaðaflatir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gaddastaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 776-0030
Millhouse Riverbank
Guesthouses
  • Við Rangá
  • 851 Hella
  • 775-1333
Hólar
Guesthouses
  • Hólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 893-7389
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Arctic Nature Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 6154699
Hlíð
Cottages
  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Camp Boutique
Glamping
  • Loftsstaðir – Vestri
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-5805
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875100
South Central HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Blesastaðir 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666 , 823-3999
Gljúfurbústaðir
Cottages
  • Gljúfur
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-6311, 483-4461
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8635518
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gljúfrabúi base, road 249
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Kerbyggd Luxury Houses in Golden Circle
Cottages
  • Kerbyggð
  • 805 Selfoss
  • 822-5588
Skinnhúfa
Cottages
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-5555
Álftröð Gistiheimili
Guesthouses
  • Álftröð
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 5666246
The Barn House
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8b
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 660-2050
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Brún
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Auðsholt 2
Apartments
  • Auðsholt 2
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 895-8978
Midholl Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
Þjórsárstofa
Camping
  • Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6115
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Laugarás
Cottages
  • Austurbyggð 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • -
Hraunborgir Camping ground
Camping
  • Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4414
Eyvík cottage
Cottages
  • Heimaás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 7707800
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 37
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Klettar Tower Iceland
Guesthouses
  • Klettar
  • 801 Selfoss
Kaldbakur
Guesthouses
  • Kaldbakur
  • 851 Hella
  • 8621957
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 899-9684
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Snotra House
Guesthouses
  • Ásvegur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 853-4600
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 867-3448
Guesthouse Gaulverjaskóli / The Old School House
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Félagslundur félagsheimili
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Laugarás Homestay
Guesthouses
  • Launrétt 1
  • 806 Selfoss
  • 898-8779
Mosás 2
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • -

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Bakkahestar
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkjarvað 5
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 823-2205
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Hella Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 8645950
Siggaferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Hamarskot
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 772-6010
Buggy X-Treme
Day Tours
  • Fossalda 1
  • 850 Hella
  • 772-9922
Paintball
Paintball & Lasertag
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
MudShark.is
Day Tours
  • Freyvangur 22
  • 850 Hella
  • 6911849
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 3548683, 863-3592
Southcoast Adventure
Travel Agency
  • Hamragarðar
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 867-3535
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
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
GT Travel
Travel Agency
  • Fossnes C
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4801200, 568-1410
Between the Rivers
Day Tour Provider
  • Norðurbraut 33
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-3345
Þjóðólfshagi
Day Tours
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Iceland South Coast Travel
Winter adventure
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Slakki Mini Zoo
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Laugarás
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-8783, 693-0132, 868-7626
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 7768707, 7700034
Traustholtshólmi
Glamping
  • Traustholtshólmi
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 699-4256
Núpshestar
Horse Activities
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8525930
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Selfossi
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3335
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Horsetravel.is
Horse Activities
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-8101
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
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255

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