Þjórsárver - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in South Iceland



Drive from hotel

3.5 hrs


4×4 Car



Þjórsárver is a wetland located in the central Icelandic highlands near the river Þjórsá. This area is well-known for its incredible bird life. In fact, Þjórsárver was designated a protected RAMSAR site in 1990. What’s more, it is the world’s largest breeding ground for pink-footed geese. Many other birds nest in the area including the Arctic tern, ptarmigan, golden plover and more.

Þjórsárver is significant due to its lush plant life. The surrounding land consists mainly of marshes and swamps and is thus home to many unique species of mosses and lichens. Þjórsárver is a lovely place to visit, particularly if you wish to do some bird watching. The area is isolated and extremely peaceful.

FAQ about Þjórsárver


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We recommend that only experienced drivers drive to the area. What’s more, it’s necessary to drive a 4×4 vehicle. We highly recommend booking a tour with local guides. Contact the Hotel Rangá reception today to book your tour.

You can expect to see incredible natural beauty and interesting birdlife. This area is a nesting and breeding ground for many species of birds. 

Distances from Þjórsárver

It takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Þjórsárver. This area is only accessible in the summer with a 4×4 vehicle. 

It takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Þjórsárver. It is important to note that the area is only accessible in the summer with a 4×4 vehicle.

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