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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Stopping at Thingvellir National Park you can explore the enormous rift valley, take in the magnificent views of Lake Thingvallavatn and walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates which scar the landscape.
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.
Meltwater creeks from the nearby Myrdalsjokull glacier flow around the moss-covered, 100-metre-high volcanic cone, which emerged after an eruption beneath several hundred metres of ice during the last ice age; Below: ice and snow cover Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir National Park in the southwest of Iceland.
It has also improved the connection in Sudurnes, near the Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal in Keflavik and in locations such as Blaskogabyggd, Grimsnes, Lake Thingvallavatn and Krofluvirkjun Power Station.
Small resident charr exhibited a growth rate comparable with that reported for some of the slowest-growing landlocked charr populations (MacCallum and Regier, 1984), including small bottom-feeding arctic charr from Thingvallavatn, Iceland (Sandlund et al.
Life history variation of polymorphic arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) in Thingvallavatn, Iceland.
Habitat use of the arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus in Thingvallavatn, Iceland.
Ontogeny of trophic morphology in four sympatric morphs of arctic chart Salvelinus alpinus in Thingvallavatn, Iceland.
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.
Genetic analysis of the four sympatric morphs of Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, from Thingvallavatn, Iceland.