Thjórsá River

Thjórsá River
River, Iceland.

Carrying meltwater from several glaciers, it flows southwest for 143 mi (230 km) to discharge into the Atlantic Ocean. It is the country's longest river; its lower third flows through an extensive farming region. It is Iceland's main source of hydroelectric power

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