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Thjofafoss, Hella

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Þjófafoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈθjouː(v)aˌfɔss], "thieves' waterfall"; also Thjofafoss) 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. A viewing point for the waterfall can be accessed by a gravel track that leads about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest from Route 26 or by a track that leads south from Route 32 past the hydroelectric power station Búrfellsstöð and Hjálparfoss.

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  • Very nice hidden waterfall and totally not touristy. There is a dirt road that you have to take for few kilometers before reaching it. Being there in September 2020, they were building there a...  more »
  • I earmarked to visit this waterfall so after Haifoss we crossed the bridge and took Rd 26 towards Hella. The 4km drive detour from Rd 26 to the waterfall is a dirt road// pot holed in some areas...  more »
  • Amazing waterfall. Amazing view. Easy to acces. No tourists. Hidden gem! Worth a visit!
  • One of the most amazing views of a waterfall and volcano in Iceland. It is not a problem to get there with a small car.
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