Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river in southwest . With a flow rate of 360 m³/s, it has the highest average water flow of any waterfall in Iceland, and the second highest in behind the Rheinfall.The Fossafélagið Títan company was given permission in 1927 to build a power plant in Urriðafoss in connection with a railway to Reykjavík from the waterfall.
Photo: Salvor, Public domain. Photo: Guido.karl, CC BY-SA 3.0.


63.9249° or 63° 55' 29.7" north
-20.6719° or 20° 40' 19" west
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Also Known As

  • Chinese: Urriðafoss瀑布
  • Danish: Urriðafoss
  • Dutch: Urridafoss
  • Dutch: Urriðafoss
  • Finnish: Urriðafoss
  • French: Urriðafoss
  • German: Urridafoss
  • German: Urrithafoss
  • German: Urriðafoss
  • Icelandic: Urriðafoss
  • Italian: Urriðafoss
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Urriðafoss
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Urriðafoss
  • Portuguese: Urriðafoss
  • Russian: Урридафосс
  • Spanish: Urriðafoss
  • Swedish: Urriðafoss

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