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Ţjórsá
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Ţjórsá

Ţjórsá is Iceland's longest river at 230 kilometers. It is in the southern region of the island.

Ţjórsá has its source on the glacier Hofsjökull. It flows out through narrow gorges in the highlands of Iceland. Then it passes by the historical farm of Stöng. Further downstream, another river, the Tungnaá, flows into it (see also Háifoss), before it enters the lowlands.

In the middle of the now rather wide river, there is a big island called Árnes , where in the past, was situated a Ţing place. The administrative unit of Árnessýsla was named after it.

The hringvegur (Road No.1) traverses the river via a bridge between Selfoss and Hella. Some kilometers to the southwest the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

See also: rivers of Iceland

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