Langisjˇr

Langisjˇr is a large lake southwest of Vatnaj÷kull. It is 27 square kilometers, 20 km long and 2 km wide where it is widest.

Langisjˇr

Out of this world!
 

Come and experience total peace and quiet in spectacular unspoiled nature. 
Beautiful hiking trails. Catch a few mountain-lake trout for supper.


House for rent.

Langisjór: House and fishing!
 

The only house on Langisjór lake and the tranquility is wonderful!

House which stands on a peninsula south by the Langisjór lake for rent. Sleeping bag accommodation for 4 in beds and 2 on double sofa bed. Running water and toilets in the house. Included in the rent are permit for fishing within Langisjór lake.   

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Gps coordinates: 64° 7,144'N, 18° 25,689'W (ISN93: 527.862, 401.918)

 Langisjór is a large lake southwest of Vatnajökull. It is 27 square kilometers, 20 km long and 2 km wide where it is widest.

Landscape near Langisjór

 

Langisjór is a large lake southwest of Vatnajökull. It is 27 square kilometers, 20 km long and 2 km wide where it is widest. Altitude is 662 m. and it stretches southwest from the glacier. East of Langisjór is the mountain range Fögrufjöll, there are many rock formations that lead into the water and cross into the fjords and bays. On the southern end is Sveinstindur which is named after Sveinn Pálsson, a physician and naturalist from Vík. Sveinstindur is 1092 m above sea level. It is relatively easy to walk up, so most people are able to get to the top with an increase of 400m. The view from the top is unique, it is said that if the weather is good you can see over á quarter of Iceland, from Öræfajökull in the east to Hellisheiði, Langjökull and Hofsjökull in the west. When looking over all of Langisjór the view is incomparable.

 

About Langisjór and Sveinstindur

Langisjór is a large lake southwest of Vatnajökull. It is 27 square kilometers, 20 km long and 2 km wide where it is widest. Altitude is 662 m. and it stretches southwest from the glacier. East of Langisjór is the mountain range Fögrufjöll, there are many rock formations that lead into the water and cross into the fjords and bays. On the southern end is Sveinstindur which is named after Sveinn Pálsson, a physician and naturalist from Vík. Sveinstindur is 1092 m above sea level. It is relatively easy to walk up, so most people are able to get to the top with an increase of 400m. The view from the top is unique, it is said that if the weather is good you can see over á quarter of Iceland, from Öræfajökull in the east to Hellisheiði, Langjökull and Hofsjökull in the west. When looking over all of Langisjór the view is incomparable. To the right is Fögrufjöll with numerous lagoons between high and peaks. East of Fögrufjöll runs the glacier river Skaftá, which often crashes with catastrophic floods, which originate in Skaftárkötlum, which are close to Vatnajökull. East of Skaftá you can see Lakagígar, where the lava from Skaftáreldar flooded the lowlands in 1783, that is the third largest lava flow on earth since the last ice age.

It is popular to go on kayaking trips in Langisjór, angling is also available.


Hólaskjól-Highland Center, Eldgjá   Hólaskjól-Higlandcenter
880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur 
Phone  

Phone: +354 855 5812 
Phone: +354 855 5813 

E-mail   holaskjol@holaskjol.com

Where are we?

Eldgja, Holaskjol hálendismiðstöðClick here or on the map to see the location of Hólaskjól.

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