Thingvallavatn

Thingvallavatn

(thēng`gvät'lävä'tən), Icelandic Þingvallavatn, lake, c.35 sq mi (90 sq km), SW Iceland, E of Reykjavík. It is Iceland's largest lake. On its north shore is historic Thingvellir.

Thingvallavatn

 

a lake in southwestern Iceland, the largest lake in the country. Thingvallavatn has an area of 82.6 sq km and is 114 m deep at its deepest point. It is located at an elevation of 103 m in a tectonic basin in a volcanic plateau and is dotted with volcanic islands. Trout and salmon are caught in the lake. A national park is located at Thingvellir on the northern shore of Thingvallavatn. On the Sog River, which drains Thingvallavatn and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, there is a hydroelectric system that supplies the city of Reykjavik with electricity.

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It seemed there wasn't a thing he didn't know about Iceland as we toured Thingvellir National Park - site of the ancient parliament - and drove beside Thingvallavatn, Iceland's biggest lake.
A series of information posts tell its story and the nearby clear waters of Thingvallavatn, the biggest lake of the country, make the views stunning, especially in the frozen dawn as the sun rises.