List of lakes in Iceland


List of lakes in Iceland

Lakes of Iceland (partially indicating surface or depth)Iceland has about 67 lakes. With a few exceptions, only lakes over 2.5 km² (1 sq mi) in size are included. The figures for many of the smaller lakes are unreliable. Also, some larger lakes vary considerably in size between years or seasons or, for the reservoirs, according to the needs of the power plant.

Larger lakes (>10 km²)

* Þórisvatn 83-88 km², 114 m
* Þingvallavatn 84 km², 114 m
* Blöndulón 57 km², 39 m
* Lagarfljót (Lögurinn) 53 km², 112 m
* Mývatn 37 km², 4.5 m
* Hóp 29-44 km² (depending on the tide), 8.5 m
* Hvítárvatn 30 km², 84 m
* Langisjór, 26 km², 75 m
* Kvíslavatn, 20 km²
* Sultartangalón, 19 km²
* Jökulsárlón, 18 km², 190 m (1999 estimate - size and depth increasing because of glacier melting)
* Grænalón, 18 km²
* Skorradalsvatn, 15 km², 48 m
* Sigöldulón, 14 km² (also known as "Krókslón")
* Krókslón, another name for Sigöldulón
* Apavatn, 13-14 km²
* Svínavatn, 12 km², 39 m
* Öskjuvatn, 11 km², 220 m (Iceland's deepest)
* Vesturhópsvatn, 10 km², 28 m
* Höfðavatn, 10 km², 6 m
* Grímsvötn
* Hestvatn

maller lakes (<10 km²)

* Litlisjór, 9.2 km², 17 m
* Kleifarvatn, 9.0 km², >90 m (sensitive to climatic and geological change and was getting smaller - started recovering again in 2004)
* Breiðárlón, 8 km² ?
* Reyðarvatn, 8.3 km²
* Hítarvatn, 7.6 km², 24 m
* Miklavatn, 6.6 km², 23 m
* Sigríðarstaðavatn, 6.2 km²
* Laxárvatn, 6.0 km²
* Íshólsvatn, 5.2 km², 39 m
* Úlfljótsvatn, 60 m
* Langavatn, 5.1 km², 36 m
* Ánavatn, 4.9 km², 24 m
* Hlíðarvatn, 4.4 km², 21 m
* Arnarvatn hið stóra, 4.3 km²
* Þríhyrningsvatn, 4.3 km², 33 m
* Hvalvatn, 4.1 km², 160-180 m
* Másvatn, 4.0 km², 17 m
* Fjallsárlón, 4.0 km² ?
* Skjálftavatn, 4.0 km², 2.5 m
* Stífluvatn, 3.9 km², 23 m
* Fljótavatn, 3.9 km²
* Úlfsvatn, 3.9 km²
* Kálfborgarárvatn, 3.5 km²
* Langavatn, 3.5 km²
* Hraunhafnarvatn, 3.4 km², 3 m
* Haukadalsvatn, 3.3 km², 41 m
* Grænavatn, 3.3 km², 14 m
* Eskihlíðarvatn, 3.3 km², 5 m
* Ljósavatn, 3.2 km², 35 m
* Sandvatn, 3.0 km², 4 m
* Ölvesvatn, 2.8 km²
* Kýlingavötn (Kýlingar), 2.5-3.0 km² (actually two adjoining lakes that nearly form a single body of water)
* Sandvatn, 2.6 km²
* Kvíslavatn nyrðra, 2.6 km²
* Hraunsfjarðarvatn, 2.5 km², 80 m
* Stóra-Viðarvatn, 2.5 km², 20 m
* Oddastaðavatn, 2.5 km², 18 m
* Frostastaðavatn, 2.3 km², >6 m
* Laugarvatn, 2.1 km²
* Meðalfellsvatn, 2.0 km², 19 m
* Elliðavatn, 1.8 km², 7 m
* Hreðavatn, 1.1 km², 20 m
* Skyggnisvatn
* Hvítavatn
* Tjörnin

External links

* [http://visindavefur.hi.is/svar.asp?id=2955 Vísindavefurinn (Icelandic source page)]
* [http://www.nat.is/veidi/viv.htm Veiði í vötnum (Icelandic source page)]


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