Information about Urriðafoss

Urriðafoss beneath the sunCredit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Árni Hjaltarson

Urriðafoss is a waterfall in the Þjórsá river in south Iceland. 

Located between the towns of Selfoss and Hella, this feature is just off of Route 1, which encircles Iceland. Though not particularly tall, it is immensely powerful with a water flow of 360 m³ (12,700 ft³) cubed per second. This is more than half the flow of Dettifoss in North Iceland, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

Uriðafoss is a popular river for salmon fishing in the summer. 

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