Þjófafoss

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Þjófafoss is one of major waterfalls in the river Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland. It is situated in South Iceland in the Merkurhraun lava field, south west of the mountain Búrfell, not far from Búrfell power station. Þjófafoss means “Thieves falls” because it is believed that thieves were taken there and drowned as punishment for crimes commited. It is one of the three main waterfalls in the river Þjórsá. In the year 2018, an extension of the Búrfell power station, Búrfell 2 was opened. Since then the water flow in this part of Þjórsá has decreased  with the flow of water in þjófafoss decreasing by 75% during the summer . During the winter there is no water flow at all in Þjófafoss.

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