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Við Þjórsá fyrir neðan Búrfell Þjófafoss. From Iceland. Thjofafoss a waterfall in the river Thjorsa.

The waterfall named Dynkur in the river Thjorsa, Þjórsá.

Colorful estuary of Þjórsá River in southern Iceland.

Estuary of Þjórsá River in southern Iceland.

Árlokur við Ísakot fyrir ofan Búrfellsvirkjun. Spillway gates in the river Thjorsa above Burfellsvirkjun hydropower plant Iceland.

Þjórsárdalur is a valley in Árnessýsla county in Iceland that lies between mount Búrfell alongside the river Þjórsá to the east and mount Skriðufell to the west. The valley is quite flattened over and pumicey after repeated eruption of the nearby volcano Hekla as well as other volcanoes in the vicinity like the Vatnaöldur volcanic system which produced Iceland's biggest known lavafield Þjórsá Lava (Þjórsárhraun) in prehistoric times or the Grímsnes volcanic system with the crater Kerið. Landmarks in Þjórsárdal include Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng, Gjáin, Háifoss, and Vegghamrar. (Wikipedia)

According to the legend , thieves were drowned at this place for their crimes back in the days.

 

The majestic Þjórsá is Iceland’s longest river. At 230 kilometres it runs through the south of the country.

 

The river has six hydropower stations. While not without their controversies, hydroelectric dams are the main source of Iceland’s electricity; geothermal energy is the second largest source, contrary to what most people believe.

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

  

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The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here (wiki)

The glacial River Þjórsá Iceland

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Built 1941 and delivered to the Royal Norwegian Air Force at Reykjavik, Iceland in June that year. Initially numbered ‘F.20’ but was soon marked as GS-U using the standard RAF code practice. Like all her type she was operated by 330(Norwegian) squadron, the only exceptions being those used for training at ‘Little Norway’ in Canada.

On 21st April 1943 she was caught in bad weather and had to perform a forced landing on the Thjorsa River, Iceland. The crew survived but the aircraft was stuck in the silt and slowly sunk.

The remains were recovered in August 1979 and delivered to Northrop at Hawthorne, California, where she was restored by a group of 300 volunteers. Some of the team had been involved in the original design and construction of the type. The completed aircraft was rolled out on 10th November 1980 and after a brief period on display at the San Diego Aerospace Museum she was delivered to Norway in October 1981.

The sole survivor of the 24 N-3PBs built, she is proudly displayed at the Flysamlingen Forsvarets Museer (Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection)

Oslo Gardermoen

26th May 2019

Glacial river thjorsa Iceland

 

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In the eastern part of South Iceland, between Jokulsarlon and the river Markarfljot there are vast alluvial or outwash plains, black sanded beaches and lava fields with only narrow strips of lowlands, which limit agricultural activities and therefore the area is less populated.

 

For example, the Lakagigar crater series, a few miles inland from Kirkjubæjarklaustur, it produced the largest lava flow ever witnessed in historical times anywhere in the world, during the Skaftareldar eruption of 1783. Another large lava field is the Thjorsa river lava field which flowed from the Veidivotn crater area all the way into the sea about 8.000 years ago.

 

These lava fields, are a rich substrate for many vegetal species, like this star shaped. I just shot with the 50mm, any little detail is a great scenario.

 

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River Þjórsá Iceland

Flóaáveitan are canals that run through of the entire Floi, from Ölfusá in the west to the Thjórsá-river in the east. This mighty work consisted of a 300 km long canals and 900 km of embankments. Floi-irrigation system reached over 12 thousand hectares of land and became a major transition in farming and production in the area at the time. The constructions of Flói-irrigation system began in 1922 and started its activities in 1927. When Flóaáveitan was inaugurated in 1927, it was one of the greatest structure in Europe. Still to this day it plays an important role in conveying water between farms. Beside the sluice gate you find information board with more information about Flói irrigation system. To the east from the sluice gate is a marked hiking trail along Hvítá

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here (wiki)

A waterfall in Thjorsá river in South Iceland's highlands.

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here (wiki)

Icelands highland adventure takes you to some of the less visited but starkly beautiful sights of the dramatic Icelandic interior, one of Europe’s last wildernesses. Visit places such as Landmannalaugar like you can see on picture, Þingvellir National Park, the great Geysir area, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Ásbyrgi canyon, and more. This package includes accommodation in Reykjavík, Varmahlíð, Lake Mývatn, Möðrudalur valley, Skaftafell National Park and Hrauneyjar.

 

The Domadalur Route is actually the westernmost part of the ancient Landmanna Route, to Landmannalaugar more frequently called “Fjallabaksleid Nyrdri”. The Domadalur Route starts east of River Thjorsa in the Solvahraun lava area and continues to Lake Frostastadavatn in the east. In the west it passes between Mt Saudafell and Mt Valafell, through Klofningar (Hekla lava field from 1878). From there, a sidetrack continues to the south to the Skjolkviahraun lava (1970) and the northeastern shoulder of the Hekla volcano.

 

Taking this roade up to the pearl of the interior and it is situated in a valley between colourful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun. Many hot and cold springs create a bathing warm brook, where people bathe. The banks of the brook are boggy and lush vegetated and people are kindly asked to use the wooden path across the bog to the brook. It is forbidden to use soap in the brook. The surroundings of area are too colourful and magnificent to describe with words.

 

Two stepped waterfall near the confluence of Rivers Thjorsa and Fossa in the Thjorsa Valley - Iceland

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.

  

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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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".

  

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.

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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This is the end of the Thjorsa lava field. Where the lava flow met the ocean.

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.

Hjalparfoss, Southwest Iceland

 

This remarkable fall lies a short distance off route 32 on a bumpy dirt road. It is very striking for the chutes of rock it seems to traverse. The rock itself is hexagonal and looks out of this world yet again. This pool at its base drains down stream to the right through a gate like rock structure. Hardly seems natural at all. I liken it to a barren version of Tasmania's Horseshoefalls .

 

Image is 3 shots exposure blended with the photomatix image for the rock textures.

 

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Trout waterfall in river Þjórsá 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".

Waterfall Dynkur in Þjórsá is a hidden pearl that not so many people have seen.

Now it's in a great danger of being ruined by plans of building a huge dam that will take the water from it, for a power plant that only will give energy to aluminium melting factories.

 

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in Thjorsa - Þjórsá.

Urridafoss is one of the most voluminous waterfalls in Iceland. The water at Urridafoss drops 6 meters at the highest point. Thjorsa is the longest river of the country, 230 km.

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Urriðafoss er neðsti foss í Þjórsá.

Sjá Wikipedia is.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urri%C3%B0afoss

 

www.nat.is/travelguide2/ahugav_st_urridafoss_thjorsa.htm

 

Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Þjórsá in southwest Iceland.

Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urri%C3%B0afoss

 

Flóaáveitan are canals that run through of the entire Floi, from Ölfusá in the west to the Thjórsá-river in the east. This mighty work consisted of a 300 km long canals and 900 km of embankments. Floi-irrigation system reached over 12 thousand hectares of land and became a major transition in farming and production in the area at the time. The constructions of Flói-irrigation system began in 1922 and started its activities in 1927. When Flóaáveitan was inaugurated in 1927, it was one of the greatest structure in Europe. Still to this day it plays an important role in conveying water between farms. Beside the sluice gate you find information board with more information about Flói irrigation system. To the east from the sluice gate is a marked hiking trail along Hvítá

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here (wiki)

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