Information about Þjórsárdalur

Thjorsardalur is the easternmost valley of Arnessysla in South Iceland. The valley is lush and contains amazing natural and cultural attractions.

Thjorsardalur is rather flat and has much pumice, due to volcanic eruptions from Hekla.The rivers Sanda and Fossa run through the valley, which has wide areas of birchwood and is listed as a National Forest. 

Among popular attractions are the beautiful waterfalls Hjalparfoss and Haifoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. The small valley Gjain features small waterfalls, ponds and volcanic formations. Vegghamrar are impressive rock cliffs, popular for rock climbing and the reconstructed viking-era farmstead Thjodveldisbaerinn, showcasing life in the Saga Age, is also highly recommended.

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Attractions nearby Þjórsárdalur

Hjálparfoss

  Hjalparfoss is one of several waterfalls in Thjorsardalur valley, north of the volcano Hekla, in south Iceland. This is a two-stepped waterf...

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Þjóðveldisbærinn á Stöng

At Stong in Thjorsarsalur valley in South Iceland you can see the Thjodveldisbaer, a reconstructed viking turf house based on the ruins of the old man...

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Hólaskógur

  Holaskogur is an deforested area (despite the name, 'skogur'='forrest') in Gjupverjaafrettur in the mid highlands of Iceland.&...

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Háifoss

Háifoss ('High Waterfall') is a waterfall in Fossárdalur valley, innermost of Þjórsárdalur valley in south I...

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Hekla

  The stratovolcano Hekla in the south of Iceland is undoubtedly one of the island's most famous and active volcanoes, with over 20&nbs...

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Hrepphólar

Hreppholar is a series of regular basalt columns located at Hrunaheidi heath in South Iceland. These towering pillars are located at the Hrunaheidi h...

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Flúðir

Flúðir is a small-scale village located in the municipality of Hrunamannahreppur in the Southern Region of Iceland. The village has the...

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Tindfjöll

Tindfjöll is a mountain ridge that runs south from the glacier and volcano Tindfjallajökull. It was formed in an eruption 54,000 years ...

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Stóra-Laxá

Stora-Laxa is a 90 km long fresh water river, located at Hreppar in South Iceland. It is renowned for its salmon and widely considered one of Iceland&...

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Vatnsleysufoss

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Kkaefer.  Vatnsleysufoss, otherwise known as ‘Faxi’ or Faxafoss, is a small waterfall ...

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Tungufljót

The beautiful Tungufljot in Southwest Iceland is one of Iceland‘s most cherised rivers for fishing sea trout. The river lies in Biskupstungur i...

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Gullfoss

Gullfoss (translated to ‘Golden Falls’) is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls, found on the Hvítá r...

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Secret Lagoon

The Secret Lagoon is a man-made hot spring of natural resources located at Hverahólmi, the geothermal area next to the village of Flú&et...

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Friðheimar

Photo from fridheimar.is Fríðheimar is a visitor-friendly tomato farm in south Iceland, renowned for its fresh produce, horse-breeding pro...

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Krakatindur

  Krakatindur is a 858 m volcano in Rangarvallasysla in South Iceland. The volcano is located in the Nyjahraun lava field and belongs to ...

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Geysir

Geysir is a famous hot spring in Haukadalur valley in South Iceland. Part of the ‘Golden Circle', Geysir gives its name to hot springs all&n...

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Haukadalur

Haukadalur is a geothermal valley in South Iceland on the popular Golden Circle route.  Lying to the north of Lake Laugarvatn, it is home to h...

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Skálholt

Skalholt is a historical site and an ancient bishop seat in South Iceland. History From 1056 to 1785 Skalholt was one of two episcopal seats in Icel...

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Kúalaug

Kúalaug is a set of two small, natural pools, both around 40°C (104°F), in the Bláskógabyggð area. Though they are...

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Brúará

Brúará is a spring-fed river in west Iceland which runs by the boundaries of municipalities Biskupstungur and Grímsnes.  ...

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