The Hotel Hallormsstadur, had room had a lovely view with a strip of Lagarfljót Lake visible. That night, July 16, we dined at the Nielsen. It was a gourmet meal. I highly recommend it if you are ever in Egilsstaðir. There was a lovely sunset that evening.
Lagarfljót is a long lake in the east of Iceland in the Fljótsdalur valley near Egilsstaðir. Its surface measures 53 sq km (20 sq mi) and it is 25 km (16 mi) long; its greatest width is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) and its greatest depth 112 m (367 ft). The River Lagarfljót flows through the lake. The biggest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur is found near the lake as well as a waterfall, Hengifoss. Hengifoss, at 128 m (420 ft), is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Below it is another waterfall called Litlanesfoss. Like Loch Ness in Scotland, a serpent, called Lagarfljótsormurinn, is believed by some to live in the depths of Lagarfljót.