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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Sun 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Mon 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
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Wed 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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