Hjalparfoss is a
beautiful, two stepped waterfall near the confluence of Rivers Thjorsa
and Fossa in the Thjorsa Valley.
The surrounding area is called Hjalp
(Help), because the travellers across the
great help in reaching a vegetated area to graze their horses after a
long journey in the barren interior.
As elsewhere in
the valley, the signs of the eruptions of Mt. Hekla are very prominent
by the waterfall, ashes everywhere
The National Energy Authority has spent much time and
money to turn the valley green again with excellent results.
(Saga trail South Iceland)