Waterfalls in Þjórsárbrú

Urriðafoss

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

Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Þjórsá in southwest Iceland. In the early days of power companies plans were to build a power plant in Urriðafoss and make a railway to Reykjavík from the waterfall. It did not happen but now Landsvirkjun is planning to build hydropower stations on the lower part of Þjórsár river, at Urriðafoss and Núpur.

The proposed Urriðafoss Power Plant is expected to have a capacity of approximately 125 MW and a power-generating capacity of 930 GWh per year. The powerhouse will be underground and a tunnel leading from the powerhouse will open out into Þjórsá river below Urriðafoss waterfall. The waterfall is expected to disappear.

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Hannes
28 July 2013
Impressive waterfall - highest volume of water of all waterfalls in Iceland. Nice scenery. Serene. Highly recommended.
Honza Richtr
1 June 2015
Beautiful waterfall. ????
Greg S.
8 December 2015
A nice falls to see!
Sigurður Rúnarsson
12 May 2012
Vatnsmesti foss landsins (ennþá)
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0.5km from Urriðafossvegur, Iceland

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Fri 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat-Sun 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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