Urridafoss Iceland

by John Wetherall
(Buckingham UK)

Urridafoss on the Pjorsa

Urridafoss on the Pjorsa

This year we visited Iceland and were recommended to go and see Urridafoss (I noticed there is one with the same name in the north of Iceland) which is located on the Pjorsa estuary close to the where route 30 crosses route 1 between Sellfoss and Hella.


This waterfall was in sight of Hekla and we were lucky enough to have a clear day to see the mountain in the distance. We understood from our host that like Gullfoss before it this wide waterfall is threatened with damming for a hydro scheme.

The waterfall can be approached from route I on a rough track heading south towards Kaltholt. The estuary below the waterfall had large ice floes floating down towards the sea.

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Nov 02, 2017
Urriðafoss
by: Geothermal Girl

Despite having driven over this several times, we had never actually stopped and seen it until this Oct visit, our 3rd. We looked at a couple of disappointing reviews, and decided to go anyway! It is apparently Iceland's most voluminous waterfall, which I find incredible to believe when you've seen such monsters as Skógafoss and of course the phenomenal Dettifoss! But along we trotted on a very bitter day, and were pleasantly surprised - in fact we jokingly tagged it as "Urriðafoss: not as sh*t as you think"!!

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