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Founded around 900 AD by the settler Hásteinn Atlason. It was an important fishing and trading village in previous times, and now it's become more of a tourist attraction.The town is founded on the Great Þjórsá lava.

Hjálparfoss er tvöfaldur foss neðst í Fossá í Þjórsárdal, rétt áður en hún sameinast Þjórsá. Svæðið umhverfis hann heitir Hjálp og er tiltölulega gróið. Það ber þó merki um stöðugar ásóknir Heklu gömlu í gegnum aldirnar.

Blágrýtismyndarnirnar umhverfis fossinn eru fallegur rammi um hvítfyssandi vatnið. Nafnið Hjálp varð til í munni þeirra, sem komu úr erfiðum ferðum yfir Sprengisand og fundu þar snapir fyrir hestana.

 

Hjalparfoss is a beautiful, two stepped waterfall near the confluence of Rivers Thjorsa and Fossa in the Thjorsa Valley. The surrounding area is called Hjalp (Help), because the travellers across the Sprengisandur Route found great help in reaching a vegetated area to graze their horses after a long journey in the barren interior.

 

As elsewhere in the valley, the signs of the eruptions of Mt. Hekla are very prominent by the waterfall, ashes everywhere.

Þjófafoss is located on the river Þjórsá on the east side of the Merkurhraun lava fields in the south of Iceland, at the southwest tip of the hill Búrfell.

I had so much fun capturing the dynamics and colours of the scenery. 10-stops ND filter, 2-stop reverse grad, 1 CPL.

Þjófafoss with Mt. Búrfell in the background

 

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The waterfall Háifoss (meaning high waterfall) is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is probably the second highest waterfall of the island. It remained nameless until the turn of the 19th century, when it was named by the naturalist Dr. Helgi Petursson. Few meters further east lies another lower waterfall, Granni (meaning the neighbour), which drops into the same gorge.

 

This waterfall is one of the highlights of my visit in Iceland. It's impressive to watch the waterfall plummet into the gorge which then opens and flattens down. The landscape is really breathtaking. When I was here, the weather wasn't exactly my friend, but it did stop raining and for a short period of time the clouds opened up letting the sun shine through, so I managed to get a photo with a rainbow. You can't see it here, because I wanted to show you the wider angle of this place. And that was quite a challenge, too. This photo is composed of 5 separate images.

 

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Háifoss, one of the mighty waterfalls of Iceland and also one of the most impressive, diving into a huge gorge. just a little walk down the canyon to reach the bottom of it!

 

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall of the island (wiki)

 

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Colorful estuary of Þjórsá River in southern Iceland.

This beautiful natural phenomenum and oasis at the edge of the central highlands should not be passed by, if you are travelling in the Thjorsar Valley. The Red River (Rauda) cascades into and through this gorge and the surroundings are amply vegetated. River Thjorsa ran through before a dike was built between the mountains Sandafell and Skeljafell to redirect it.

 

One of the younger Tungnaa-Lavas ran down the gorge leaving a thin layer on its bottom and walls as well as a thicker layer on the edges. The lava formations are worth taking a closer look at. An easy 10 minutes' walk takes you into this beautiful area from the archaeological excavations at Stong and another approach is from the car track on the edge.

 

Some find this place so beautiful they (secretly) have strewn their ashes in the river to be forever be united with monumental nature in this "paradise on earth".

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and

cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever

is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.

 

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By the falls of Urriðafoss (Sea Trout Falls), S-Iceland.

The impressive waterfall Þjófafoss, which means "Thieves' Falls". Why that name? They used to drown thieves there in the old days, binding their hands and feet and throwing them into the falls from the high cliff. Oh... vikings... !!

 

PS: Would it be funny if I make a note about all my pictures being copyrighted, after mentioning the history of Thieves' Falls? ... :) Maybe a little d-e-t-e-r-r-e-n-t ... :)

  

Estuary of Þjórsá River in southern Iceland.

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall of the island.(W)

 

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Gjáin Valley in Þjórsárdalur is a beautiful natural phenomenum and oasis at the edge of the central highlands should not be passed by, if you are travelling in the Þjórsá Valley. The Red River (Rauðá) cascades into and through this gorge and the surroundings are amply vegetated. River Þjórsá ran through before a dike was built between the mountains Sandafell and Skeljafell to redirect it.

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Gjáin Valley in Þjórsárdalur is a beautiful natural phenomenum and oasis at the edge of the central highlands should not be passed by, if you are travelling in the Þjórsá Valley. The Red River (Rauðá) cascades into and through this gorge and the surroundings are amply vegetated. River Þjórsá ran through before a dike was built between the mountains Sandafell and Skeljafell to redirect it.

(NAT – Nordic Adventure Travel)

 

Thjorsa Valley alone route 32, Iceland

 

This would be our only clear day in Iceland (to date) . Taken from a vantage point we found up a dirt road overlooking the thjorsa valley. Mountain in the background I believe is one of the icecaps? The kind host at this Bildudalur HI hostel let us use the internet for weather updates today so here I am posting - and gone to see puffins!

 

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Þjófafoss is located on the milky river Þjórsá on the east side of the Merkurhraun lava fields in the south of Iceland, at the southwest tip of the hill Búrfell.

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Colorful estuary of Þjórsá River in southern Iceland

Þjórsá River, Iceland

Þjófafoss is located on the river Þjórsá on the east side of the Merkurhraun lava fields in the south of Iceland, at the southwest tip of Búrfell.

 

A strange and wonderful place. The Hekla volcano is under the clouds in the background.

 

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Þjófafoss is located on the milky river Þjórsá on the east side of the Merkurhraun lava fields in the south of Iceland, at the southwest tip of the hill Búrfell.

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The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall of the island.

I took the family for a ride this weekend. Þjófafoss in Þjórsá was one of the places I photographed. Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kjmyndir/

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Unnið við frágang á ísloku I við Ísakot ofan Búrfellsvirkjunar eftir gagngerar endurbætur á legum / bönum og legukjömmum auk tæringavarna á stáli.

Installation after refurbishment on spillway gates in Thjorsa river close to Isakot.

  

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The waterfall Urriðafoss in the mighty river Þjórsá is the waterfall in Iceland that has more volume than any other waterfall. One reason is the river Þjórsá that is the longest river in Iceland and thus collects a lot of water from its many origins in the highland My 500 link 500px.com/yiannispavlis my facebook www.facebook.com/YiannisPavlis4/ my instagram www.instagram.com/yiannispavlisphoto/ Thanks for viewing!

Urriðafoss is the most voluminous waterfall in Iceland and is located on the Þjórsá River, Iceland's longest river. While it lacks the drama and grandeur of Iceland's more famous falls, it is definitely worth a short stop as it is less than a kilometer off the Ring Road.

The volcano Hekla (1491 m) in S-Iceland, seen from the west across the river Þjórsá at dusk

Another one I've never visited before :o)

 

"Urriðafoss is a waterfall in Þjórsá River. Þjórsá is Iceland's longest river, 230 km, and Urriðafoss is the most voluminous waterfall in the country. This mighty river drops down (360 m3/sec) by the edge of Þjórsárhraun lava field in beautiful and serene surroundings. Þjórsárhraun lava field is the result of the greatest lava flow on earth since the Ice Age. Located right off highway 1."

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Þjórsá is Iceland's longest river at 230 kilometers (about 143 miles). It is in the south of the island.

 

Þjórsá is a glacier river and has its source on the glacier Hofsjökull. It flows out through narrow gorges in the highlands of Iceland. Further downstream, another river, the Tungnaá, flows into it (see also Háifoss), before it enters the lowlands. There it passes the valley of Þjórsárdalur (Thjorsardalur) where the historical farm of Stöng is located at 64°7′12″N 19°49′13″W. In the lowlands it flows along the eastern border of the Great Þjórsá Lava.

 

In the middle of the now rather wide river, there is a big island called Árnes, where there used to be a Þing. The administrative unit of Árnessýsla was named after it. Text: Wikipedia.

Road Number 32 between Gaukshöfði, Þjórsá-River and Hjálparfoss (Iceland)

Ósar Þjórsár séð úr lofti

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