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631A - Tourist Stamps V - Þjófafoss

Þjófafoss Waterfall (Thjofafoss) is located at the south of Búrfell Mountain in Thjorsa, east of the Merkurhraun lava field in the south of Iceland. Þjófafoss means “Thief’s Waterfall” and is thought to derive its name from thiefs being drowned there in times of old. There is a gravel road leading to the waterfall, accessible to cars during summer. Hjálparfoss waterfall and Búrfell hydroelectric power station are close by – Hjálparfoss being one of five waterfalls depicted on stamps on February 2, 2006.