Lagarfljót Lake

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.

9 thoughts on “Lagarfljót Lake

  1. Barbara Bryan 2021-08-08 / 1:02 pm

    Beautiful, as usual! Too bad the text/print is too difficult to read so you have to go to the website! That’s probably what you want people to do anyway!


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-08 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks you.
      If you want to read the English text on the posters you can either zoom in online or download the image then zoom into it. There isn’t a link to that test. I included the posters to show what is on boards by the road.


  2. picpholio 2021-08-08 / 6:25 am

    I did not know that Iceland had his own monster like tte one of Loch Ness.


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